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Mackey Sworn in as District 5 Interim Police Juror

Post Date:05/24/2017 2:54 PM

Charles S. Mackey D.D.S was officially sworn in Wednesday as interim District 5 Police Juror.

He was sworn in by Sam Gabb, the Police Jury’s legal counsel.

 It’s a role with which Dr. Mackey is more than familiar – he held the District 5 seat for 26 years.

 He will fill the seat vacated by Nicholas E. Hunter, who officially resigned from the jury after being elected as the mayor of the City of Lake Charles.

 Dr. Mackey was first appointed to the jury in 1985 and served until his retirement in 2011. He’s the only juror to serve with three parish administrators.

 He said he’s excited to be back on the Police Jury.

 “I love being on the jury. It’s a first-class program. It’s always had, what I consider, an excellent administration,” Dr. Mackey said.

 A special election will be held on Oct. 14, 2017 (primary) and, if necessary, on Nov. 18, 2017 (general) to officially fill the District 5 seat.