The green and gold bumper stickers can be seen all around Union Parish and the surrounding area. Most of them are on the back of pickup trucks. They are all there because the man and his department who handed them out truly believe what they say.
Union Parish Sheriff Bob Buckley passed away recently after courageously battling illness the past several months. He had a tremendous impact on the parish where he was born and raised. Today we take a minute to honor Bob Buckley, the man for what he did in public service over the years. He will be sorely missed by many people in Union Parish and around the entire state and region. He would have wanted everyone to carry on his legacy.
I am also proud to say that former Chief Deputy and new Sheriff Dusty Gates has agreed for the Union Parish Sheriff’s Department to be one of our new lakedarbonnelife.com sponsors. Welcome! They plan on continuing their efforts to promote safety in general and especially hunter safety, with a focus on young people. And, they plan on continuing to distribute the bumper stickers as well. And those are good things!
And speaking of safety, kids and the Sheriff’s Office, here’s an important notice:
HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE BEGINS TONIGHT
SHERIFF’S COMPLEX- HOLDER ROAD
OCT. 1 & 3- 6PM – 9PM & OCT. 5– 8AM-NOON
*MUST ATTEND ALL 3 SESSIONS
*MINIMUM AGE- 10, *ANYONE BORN ON OR AFTER SEPT. 1, 1969, MUST COMPLETE A HUNTER ED COURSE BEFORE PURCHASING A HUNTING LICENSE AT AGE 16; * REGISTRATION- 368-9935