In a statement released Thursday afternoon, Arbuckle wrote, “I just want to thank the citizens of DeSoto Parish for the opportunity to serve as your sheriff for the last 17 years. After much prayer and conversation with my family, I have decided to retire effective March 16, 2018.
Now I’ll admit that most of us do not regularly run down to our local supermarket to check on whether a fresh shipment of horsemeat has arrived. But I’m not all that enamored by eating nutria, a large rat, that is regularly publicized as a tasty dish by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
As the largest recipient of taxpayer dollars in Caddo Parish, the CPSB is indeed an important position. The school board generally receives less publicity than the Shreveport City Council or the Caddo Commission. And similarly, the “political importance” assigned to service as a school board member is the least appreciated.