MILLERSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A new fire chief is appointed in Anne Arundel County.

Michael Cox Jr. has been named acting chief of the county fire department.

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County Executive Laura Neuman made the announcement Wednesday, saying:

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“Chief Cox has demonstrated a lifelong commitment to personal and professional development and brings a level of energy to the position that is critical to our county’s future.”

Chief Cox has been with the department for more than 25 years, serving multiple bureaus and divisions.

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He currently resides in Edgewater with his wife, Deborah, and their two children.