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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — More than 200 police chiefs, politicians, friends and family members packed a federal courtroom on Monday to see ex-Glocester Police Chief Jamie A. Hainsworth sworn in as the U.S. Marshal for Rhode Island.
Speakers, including Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack Reed, and Governor Chafee, paid tribute to the well-liked career police officer who rose through the ranks of the Glocester Police Department.
Hainsworth is the 37th marshal to serve the state since 1790. The marshals service is the oldest law enforcement agency in the country and it is responsible for federal courthouse security, transporting prisoners, and forfeiture seizures among other duties.
Hainsworth replaced Steven G. O’Donnell, who left the post after two years to become state police superintendent.
This report was published initially at 11:26 a.m.
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