WAXAHACHIE — Ellis County Commissioners unanimously approved the appointment of Mike McCorkle to serve as the new Ellis County Pct. 3 Constable during a special session of the commissioners' court Wednesday morning.

McCorkle has served with the county served with the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office since September of 2011, serving the last four-plus years as a canine handler. He is currently a corporal with the department.

McCorkle will step into an office that has been vacant since the resignation of former Ellis County Pct. 3 Constable Tyron Davis. Davis was convicted in June of impersonating a peace officer during his election campaign.

The full article will be in Friday’s edition of the Daily Light and will include comments from public officials, as well as additional qualifications held by McCorkle.