On Friday, January 1, 2021 Sheriff Eric Fagan took over as Fort Bend County Sheriff. On Saturday, January 2, 2021 Sheriff Fagan will be sworn into office during a ceremony at The Fort Bend Church in Sugar Land, Texas. Sheriff Fagan will become the first African American to be Fort Bend County Sheriff in over 150 years.
As a COVID-19 safety precaution, the ceremony will not be open to the public and will be live-streamed via the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The event will begin at 12 p.m. at The Fort Bend Church located at 1900 Eldridge Road in Sugar Land.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Al Green, Dr. Ruth Simmons, Yolanda Adams, among others, will be taking part in this monumental occasion.