Mobile, Alabama (WKRGMore) — Retiring Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochrane introduced Republican candidate Paul Birch as the new sheriff, defeating Democrat Ravalon Perkins.
Burch is a mobile native and currently captain of the sheriff’s office. Perkins was a political newcomer He opposed the Democratic nomination for sheriff. Perkins, who never worked in law enforcement, studied criminal justice in college and worked in private sector security.
Cochrane announced his retirement in January. Cochran’s 48-year law enforcement career saw him hold law enforcement roles in both mobile police departments and mobile county sheriff’s offices before being first elected sheriff in 2006. .
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