New police chief pins on Jacksonville badge

Posted: June 2, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

New Jacksonville Police Chief John Franklin shows off his badge with his wife, Verlane, by his side after his swearing-in ceremony June 1, 2018.

After what the Jacksonville mayor called a "tough year for all of us," a new police chief was ceremoniously sworn into office Friday.

Jacksonville Police Chief John Franklin (center) talks with attendees before his swearing-in Friday at the city’s police station.

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