Longtime Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen announced he will not seek re-election for the position this Fall.
Thursday morning, Deen stood before a packed substation filled with family, friends and colleagues to make the emotional announcement.
"We all, in life, have seasons in our life and today, the season of Larry Deen being sheriff is coming to a conclusion," Sheriff Larry Deen told the crowd.
Deen will not seek re-election in the Fall. He said will serve out his term in the fullest capacity through July 2012. He has been sheriff for the past 24 years.
Deen did not say if he would endorse any future candidate.