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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 14: Service of writs and precepts after removal

Section 14. They may execute precepts in their hands at the time of their removal from office; and, upon a vacancy in the office of sheriff, every deputy in office under him, having a writ or precept in his hands, shall have the same authority to serve, execute and return the same, as if the sheriff had continued in office.