Tony Brazier was officially sworn in as Polk County’s new coroner Tuesday morning, following the sudden resignation of long time coroner Trey Litesey last month.
Brazier had been acting coroner ever since Litesey tendered his resignation several weeks ago.
Probate Judge Linda Smith administered the oath of office to Brazier, thanking him for his many years of public service.
Judge Smith also administered the oath to the new deputy coroner Marty Robinson, current captain for Redmond Emergency Medical Services and a former firefighter.
Brazier will serve out the remainder of Litesey’s term, which is another two years. He says he plans on running for the office when the term is up.
Former coroner Trey Litesey, along with some first responders, have been under investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations into the alleged theft of money from a crime scene back in August.