To the citizens of Rapides Parish,
I'd like to thank everyone who supported me for Sheriff in 2007. I want you to know how much I really appreciated you. Unable to retire, because of my age, I left the area to find work. Out of concern for the deputies that had publicly endorsed me, and knowing the next few years would be difficult for them, I attempted to distance myself for the purpose of protecting them. As suspected, many were demoted, terminated or forced to retire.