Presenter made deputy marshall of Dodge City

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SAM Harris has managed some fantastic achievements in his life.

But the 82-year-old from Old Shotton was left stunned at his latest appointment - he’s the new deputy marshall of Dodge City!

It’s not the first honour either for Sam who is community radio presenter for CVFM Radio in Middlesbrough. He was also given an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.

Sam is the host of the Big Band, Crooners & Jazz show every Thursday and CVFM Country every Saturday.

It was during his country show that he interviewed Marshal Allen Bailey from Dodge City, Kansas.

Marshal congratulated Sam for his MBE awarded for services to sea angling, but then surprised him by also appointed him as the Deputy Marshal of Dodge City, during the live Skype interview.

With his right hand raised in the studio, Sam took the oath and was appointed to his new ceremonial position.

He said: “When I received the news that I was on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list and was to be awarded an MBE, I was totally humbled and a little surprised to be honest. However being appointed the Deputy Marshal live on CVFM radio was a total shock.”

Sam has many years’ experience in the sea angling world where he has headed committees and organised competitions.

He was also with BBC Radio Newcastle for over 40 years where he presented their fishing programme. He has organised competitions and social events, raising thousands of pounds for charities such as the RNLI, and the National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen.