Richard Roundtree takes sheriff's oath

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Richard Roundtree is seen through a space between deputies standing at the steps before a sheriff swearing in ceremony for Roundtree outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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A deputy folds his hands with his cover as a prayer is delivered during a sheriff swearing in ceremony for Richard Roundtree at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Sheriff Richard Roundtree (right) walks to greet people gathered at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse, after his sheriff's swearing in ceremony, at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Richard Roundtree delivers the inaugural address during his swearing in ceremony at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Sheriff Richard Roundtree (left) poses for pictures, after his swearing in ceremony, at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Bobby Roundtree (center) sits, awaiting a sheriff swearing in ceremony for his son Richard Roundtree, at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Deputies bow their heads as an invocation is delivered during a sheriff swearing in ceremony for Richard Roundtree at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Richard Roundtree's sheriff's badge is seen as he walks to greet people gathered at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse, after his sheriff's swearing in ceremony, at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Richard Roundtree pauses as he delivers the inaugural address during his sheriff swearing in ceremony at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Richard Roundtree bows his head during the benediction at the end of his sheriff's swearing in ceremony at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Superior Court Chief Judge Carlisle Overstreet (left) laughs with Richard Roundtree (right) after administering the Oath of Office to Roundtree during a swearing in ceremony at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Superior Court Chief Judge Carlisle Overstreet administers the oath of office to Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (left) during a swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse. in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Richard Roundtree pauses as he is being introduced to the audience before he approaches the Chief Judge of Superior Court Carlyle Overstreet for his sheriff's oath, at the steps outside of the Ruffin Courthouse at the intersection of Walton Way and Ninth Street in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff
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Superior Court Chief Judge Carlisle Overstreet administers the oath of office to Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (left) during a swearing-in ceremony on the steps of the John H. Ruffin Jr. Courthouse. in Augusta, Georgia on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Individuals gathered to witness and hear Roundtree's address. Sara Caldwellstaff

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