July 10, 2014
Thomasville, GA - A brand new Police Chief was sworn-in in Thomasville, Georgia Thursday afternoon.
Chief Troy Rich took his oath at a public ceremony making his title official. Rich is the fifth Thomasville Police Chief since 1974.
The man he replaced, Ellis Jackson, was Chief of Police from 2007 until June this year and had worked at the department for more than 38 years.
Rich himself has been with Thomasville Police since 1990 and was named Assistant Chief in 2007.
"24 years ago You took a chance on a young man from New Jersey, you've given me the opportunity and I'm sure you had no idea that I would be standing here as the new police chief," said Chief Rich.
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