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John Chris Hooper sworn in as Nueces County Sheriff

Posted at 2:20 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 09:01:57-04

Former Corpus Christi Police Department Lieutenant John Chris Hooper was sworn in Thursday morning as Nueces County Sheriff.

He replaces retired Sheriff Jim Kaelin whose last day was Wednesday, October 31st.

Hooper will serve out the remainder of Kaelin’s term which ends in 2020.

“When I leave, whenever I leave this office, I will leave it in a better place than how I found it, and that’s my pledge to you,” Hooper said.

He has 37 years of law enforcement experience, primarily with CCPD.