On Monday, October 25, the Louisiana State Police, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office participated in the honor guard for retired Sheriff Joe Storey’s interment at the Arcadia Cemetery.
Sheriff John Ballance said, “Sheriff Storey was a good man and a loyal servant to his Lord, family/friends and his constituents!”
Sheriff Storey was born in Arcadia on July 27, 1931. After his high school graduation, he went to work at the Arcadia Motor Company where he was parts manager for 10 years. His father, Will, was the Town Marshal of Arcadia and passed away while in that position. After Mr. Will’s passing, the Town of Arcadia bestowed the physical duties of Town Marshal to Joe. Joe and his wife, Mell Rose, lived outside the city limits of Arcadia and had to move into the city limits. That is when Joe started his law enforcement career that spanned over 38 years. He served the Town of Arcadia in the capacity of Chief of Police for 18 years, and then joined the Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Department as a deputy for 8 years. After careful consideration, Joe decided to run for the office of Sheriff, where he served the people of Bienville Parish for 12 years. Joe was a special servant to all. He loved the people, and they truly loved him back.
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