Sunday, February 17, 2008
Retiring Orange constable
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Orange County Precinct 3 constable John A. Ford poses for a portrait near his office in Orange on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. Ford will have served 38 years at the end of his term making him the longest-serving elected official in Orange County's history.
Orange County Precinct 3 constable John A. Ford's badge shows some wear and tear near his office in Orange. He took the job after his brother, Louis Ford, Jr., was killed in the line of duty in Bridge City in 1971.
Orange County Precinct 3 constable John A. Ford poses for a portrait near his office in Orange. Sixteen candidates are competing in the primary races for the four county constable positions. Only one precinct has an incumbent. In the wide-open race for Precinct 3, three candidates hope to take Ford's spot.
Please read, "16 hopefuls pack ballot..." by Robert Hankins.