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Dallas County's first black sheriff sworn into office

Jan. 2, 2018 at 12:21 a.m.


DALLAS — Dallas County has sworn in its first black sheriff to lead the nation's seventh-largest jail system after former sheriff Lupe Valdez resigned to run for governor.

Marian Brown took the oath during a midnight ceremony Monday. The Dallas Morning News reported that Brown has been with the department for three years and was Valdez's recommended choice for a successor.

Brown, 52, will serve as interim sheriff until voters elect a new sheriff in November.

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