Sheriff Ric Bradshaw administers the oath of office to former South Palm Beach police officers at Town Hall on Oct. 1. The former South Palm officers are now deputies in District 19 of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office following the town’s decision to no longer maintain its own public safety department in favor of a 10-year contract for service with PBSO. More than 100 residents, family members and sheriff’s deputies and brass were present for the event, which was followed by a catered dinner. ABOVE: Sheriff Bradshaw (left front) with (l-r) new PBSO Deputies LaForte, Alexandre, Ciraolo, Hull, Farrish and Ladda and new Sgt. Mark Garrison (far right). Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star.