For the first time in county history, woman to serve as sheriff in DeKalb

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) History will be made in DeKalb County as for the first time ever, a woman will hold the post of sheriff.

Melody Maddox will take over for Jeffrey Mann, who announced that he will retire. Mann is expected to vacate his position on November 30, 2019.

Maddox was named chief deputy in DeKalb County in June. She will become the first woman to serve as sheriff in county history and will remain in that role until a special election is held.