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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Alachua County Sheriff Emery Gainey, who was appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis following the resignation of former Sheriff Clovis Watson, Jr., was sworn in yesterday in a ceremony at Santa Fe College. Chief Judge Mark Moseley administered the oath of office.
During his remarks, Sheriff Gainey said he was “looking forward to getting to work and moving the Sheriff’s Office forward. Today marks a new beginning.” He encouraged Sheriff’s Office employees to “do great things for others, that you never anticipated that you could do, for purposes you never imagined, for people you never met, whose names you never knew. There are no limits to what you can do and what you can achieve if you set your mind to it and you put your heart to it. Always work hard to make a difference with someone or something other than yourselves, and do so without compromising your ethics, your spirit, or your honor.”