Two term Sabine Parish sheriff Ronny Richardson issued an emotional statement today on social media regarding his support for newly-elected sheriff Aaron Mitchell who will officially take office on July 1, 2020.
The following is the statement issued by Sheriff Richardson on Facebook. Many friends and supporters responded by wishing him a happy and blessed future:
As I sit here cleaning out my desk and office (I’m going to let the Sheriff- elect go ahead and move in), I am amazed at how fast the last 8 years flew by! Many people have asked me how am I doing or what am I going to do now. I just want to assure everyone that I have never been happier in my life! It’s a bit sad preparing to take a badge off after carrying one since 1982 but all good things must end. I have had three successful careers as a Teacher, State Trooper, and Sheriff. God has blessed me tremendously. It has been an honor to have been your Sheriff and your support through the years is much appreciated. I have been blessed in this job with some great people working in supervisory positions. John Adair has been the best Chief Criminal Deputy that a man could ever ask for. I wish for those that are not being retained by the new administration much success and my gratitude. I pray the best for Aaron when he begins his term that he will be successful for this parish. I ask that you join me in asking God to give him the knowledge and judgement that he needs to perform this job. The world in general is heading in the wrong direction and he is going to have his hands full. I believe that it was God’s will for me to win my first two elections and I believe just as surely that it was not in his will for me to win the last. I am still your Sheriff until July 1st and if I can be of assistance please call my cell 332-9225.
Around The Town thanked Sheriff Richardson for his great service to Sabine Parish and the rest of the state. “You have served well with great dignity and honor. You have made Sabine Parish proud. May Gods richest blessings continue to be bestowed upon you and your family” said Around The Town publisher Tommy O’Con