Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is sworn in at a ceremony Friday afternoon at the Bossier Parish Courthouse.  Judge Ford Stinson administered the oath of office with Whittington’s wife,  Melissa,  looking on.  Whittington replaces Sheriff Larry Deen as the chief law enforcement officer of Bossier Parish. Deen retired after serving as sheriff for 24 years. Whittington assumes the top job officially on  Sunday.