Posted: Mar 14, 2013 8:06 AM by AP
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Ronnie Cotton, the director of the 911 program in Livingston Parish for the past eight years, is retiring.
The Advocate reports Jack Varnado has been hired to take over the post.
Cotton worked his way through the ranks during his 30 years with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.
Sheriff Jason Ard says Cotton started his career as a corrections officer, working as a road deputy, shift supervisor and communications supervisor before becoming director of the 911 program in 2005.
Ard says Cotton will remain in his post during a transition period and officially will retire on June 1.
Varnado currently serves as deputy director of the St. Tammany Parish Communications District.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com