Claybar leaves OCSO to be Constable Pct. 1

Published 4:52 pm Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Orange County will have a new constable for Pct. 1 starting April 1, 2019.

Lannie Claybar, with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, was appointed to take the position following the resignation of Chris Humble.

Humble publicly announced his resignation in Commissioners Court a week earlier and said he would start a new position on April 1, 2019.

Humble added he had spoken to Human Resources Lori Ardoin and to the now former County Judge Dean Crooks concerning his resignation.

He will be Director of Safety and Security for the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation.

“I received many callas and emails in support of Lannie Claybar,” Commissioner Pct.1 Johnny Trahan said.

Claybar said he was honored to take the appointment.

“I thank Sheriff Merritt,” Claybar said. “I am humbled, grateful to accept this appointment.”

Claybar is what he referred to as a ‘multigenerational’ citizen of Orange County.

“Most of it in Pct. 1,” Claybar said.

Commissioner Pct.2 Theresa Beauchamp said, “Lannie is an officer and a gentleman.”