- Associated Press - Thursday, February 11, 2016

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - After serving four terms in office, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack has called it quits.

Waguespack announced his resignation Wednesday, effective immediately.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1V6K8qt ) Chief Criminal Deputy Bruce Prejean, who has 25 years of law enforcement experience, will serve out the remainder of Waguespack’s term, which ends June 30.

Waguespack was serving his last term after being beaten in the October election by former Louisiana State Police Maj. Leland Falcon, who will take office July 1.

In a statement, Waguespack says it’s been “an honor and privilege” to serve the parish for nearly 16 years but he feels now is the time for him and his family to “pursue our next opportunities.”

He did not provide details of his plans.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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