TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Sep 10, 2015

Citing security concerns, Bedford County Sheriff Austin Swing plans to ask the county finance committee to provide three additional guards at the county courthouse, bringing the total to six. WSMV reports that Swing also wants two of the new guards to be trained police officers who have been through the academy. “It’s going to be some drastic changes, but it has to be,” Swing said. “It’s our responsibility at the sheriff’s office to see that it’s secure for the protection of all the judges, the employees that work there, the citizens in the courthouse or attending courts, as well as the lawyers and the prisoners.”