Recently appointed as Clinton Police Chief, Donald Edwards was officially sworn in at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting by Mayor Lew Starling. Edwards took the oath of office flanked by his two daughters, DeeAnna and Allyson, far right.
Former Clinton Police Chief Jay Tilley, who retired earlier this year from the department, returned to pin the badge on his successor, Donald Edwards. City officials called Edwards an ‘integral part of the City of Clinton Police Department for the past 24 years’ upon his selection as chief last month. He began as a police officer in 1993, and ascended through the ranks, reaching the level of captain in 2012.
Donald Edwards’ brother Kenneth Edwards, police chief for Benson, pins the chief’s insignia on his brother. The insignias were worn by their father Sharon Edwards, who served as a chief of police for the Town of Roseboro, retiring in 2000. He passed away in 2009. Edwards also swore his oath on his father’s Bible, the same one Kenneth used when he became police chief.
By Chris Berendt
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