New Fire & Police Chiefs Given Oath

It’s now Official: At Monday’s December meeting of Clinton City Council, two recently hired city officials were officially sworn to service.

Phillip Russell stood with his wife as City Clerk Tammy Templeton administered the oath of office as Fire Chief for the Clinton Fire Department.

Next up, Socrates B. “Sonny” Ledda stood alongside his wife and repeated the oath as the new Chief of Police for the Clinton Police Department.  Chief Ledda comes to Clinton after serving as Chief of the Laurens Police Department for over four years and a brief stint as Chief of the Bishopville Police Department.  Prior to the Bishopville position, Sonny Ledda served for many years with the Clinton Department of Public Safety, reaching the rank of Lieutenant before his 2013 departure for Bishopville.

Both Sonny Ledda and Phillip Russell received applause from the Mayor, Council and the audience in attendance as they completed their oath.