New Shelby County officials make history, hope to excel

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 18, 2018 11:29 AM CT
Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner embraces Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings after a ceremony at Mississippi Boulevard to swear in the first elected African-American sheriff in the county. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner embraces Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings after a ceremony at Mississippi Boulevard to swear in the first elected African-American sheriff in the county. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

The swearing-in ceremony for the new Shelby County elected officials highlighted many firsts in Shelby County government after the Democrats won all 10 countywide elected positions Aug. 2.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.


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