Mississippi school teacher appointed as constable, fills husband’s shoes

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When the Jasper County, Mississippi District 1 Constable died Dec 3, his school teacher wife was appointed to fill his shoes as constable.
The board has appointed Angela Terrell to assume the roll of 47-year-old Greg Terrell, who had served as constable for five terms, according to a report from WDAM-TV.
Angela says she hopes she’ll to honor her husband’s legacy, while representing residents in the district.

She says she feels taking the appointment is what “Greg wanted me to continue to do.”
Angela, who has been a teacher for more than 20 years, says the position of constable will be new for her and she’s nervous, but believes her teaching background will serve her well in the new post.

Constable duties include:

-Participate in a two-week training session, addressing the nature and scope of responsibilities, including firearm use and safety training
-“To keep and preserve the peace with his (in this case ‘her’) county, by faithfully aiding and assisting in executing the criminal laws of the state” 
-Attend the justice court of his (or her) district
-Execute all judgments in any criminal case before the court
-Take the oath of office prescribed by the Mississippi Constitution
-Post bond payable in an amount equal to $25,000.00

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