Charles Parker Jr. was sworn in and took his oath of office on Tuesday as the new Chief Deputy of the Franklin/3rd Ward Marshals Office. Chief Parker brings years of experience with includes but not limited to the St. Mary Parish Sheriffs Office in which he served as a patrol Lieutenant. Parker was given his oath by Franklin / 3rd Ward City Judge, Honorable Judge James “Jim” Supple. He will serve under the Interim Marshal Corey Burgess. Chief Parker explained to Judge Supple that he is, “Eager to work hard for the city court and serve our community”.