August 22, 2008 at 2:33 PM CDT - Updated July 26 at 3:40 AM
The Lamar County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to appoint Glenn Woods as the new District One constable.
Woods was sworn in by Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson at the county court house. He replaces long-time constable Ricky Purvis who passed away late last week.
Woods is a six-year veteran of the Lamar County Sheriffs Department. He had been a long-time friend and colleague of the former constable, which led to the Purvis families' request to have woods appointed to the position.
"I'm very deeply moved that they thought enough of me to ask me to do this and for the supervisors to bestow this honor on me," said Woods. Woods will serve until a special election is held in November of 2009. He said he intends to run for the position at that time.