Chris Swanson sworn in as Genesee County Sheriff

Chris Swanson was promoted to the sheriff of Genesee County after former Sheriff Robert Pickell announced his retirement, last year.

Swanson was sworn in by Judge Brian Pickell with his wife and two sons standing by his side.

He credits the previous sheriff for where he is today.

“He’s my work dad, now you’ve already recognized him, but I owe a great deal of responsibility and respect to Sheriff Robert J. Pickell,” Swanson said.

As the new sheriff in town, Swanson said he plans to do the same things that they’ve always done.

“Those things that work for vulnerable people,” Swanson said. “The vulnerable elderly who get abused and neglected through our elder abuse task force. Those that abuse animals who have just as much right as a human being, those that are sex slaved.”

He also plans to continue fighting the opioid crisis and leaving the office better than before.

“But I cannot do it alone,” Swanson said. “Cannot do it alone. I come here to ask you to walk with me, to run with me, to fight with me.”

Copyright 2020 WNEM (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

CLICK HERE to download the TV5 app.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.