JONESVILLE — A Jonesville man was sworn in Thursday as Jonesville’s newest police officer.
Corey Carter is the second of three new hires for the police department. He was sworn in by Town Clerk Lynn Trivette as Police Chief Roger Reece held the ceremonial Bible.
Carter is a native of Jonesville and attended Jonesville Elementary School. The son of Ricky and Brenda Carter, he graduated from Starmount High School in 2008 and from BLET at Surry Community College last December.
Carter placed roughly 20 applications with various departments, but Jonesville snatched him up first and gave him the chance to stay close to home.
He applied with more than 60 other job applicants before being selected to join the department.
His mother Brenda, fiancee Jordan Taylor, and 14-month-old niece Kali Hughes were in attendance to snap photos of Carter as he took the oath and accepted his badge.
The first new police officer hired was Nathanial Hodges of Yadkinville. He was sworn in Oct. 3.
The third hire will be announced in the coming weeks.
Carter began his work in the line of duty Friday.
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