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Swearing in

March 22, 2019 GMT

Katy Municipal Court Judge Jeffrey Brashear, left, administered the oath of office on March 18 to Jose Noe Diaz Jr. Diaz became the city’s fourth police chief before a crowded City Council Chambers at Katy City Hall. He succeeds Bill Hastings who retired effective Jan. 15. Pat Adams was the first chief followed by R.L. “Buddy” Frazier. Like Adams, Diaz is a veteran of the Texas Department of Public Safety where he worked 23 years, the last eight as a Texas Ranger.