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Monday, December 6, 2010

Eleven Year-Old Gets His Wish
Sworn In as Macon County Sheriff Deputy

Gabriel Bingham is the youngest deputy in the Macon County Sheriffs Department 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

Gabriel Bingham, an 11 year old with a rare blood disorder needing a double kidney transplant, is sworn in as a Macon County Sheriff Deputy in Franklin, NC. December 6, 2010. 

This is the video shot by WLOS Reporter John Le. [@AbsoluteLe on Twitter]

Here are some photos I shot during the swearing in ceremony. Roll your mouse over the photo to see captions:

Gabriel Bingham 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

Sheriff Holland pins the badge of office onto Gabriel Bingham 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

The Oath of Office 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

Deputies greet their newest brother 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

The Macon County Sheriff Department is sworn in to office 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

The news media watches as Gabriel is sworn in 
Photo by Bobby Coggins

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