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Sheriff William D. Preston

Desha County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 26, 1911

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Reflections for Sheriff William D. Preston

So sorry for the loss of the good Law Enforcement. If laws were tougher and life was worth something besides a few years in prison for taking a life, maybe the prisons would be less full. A person killing someone or causing death or harm to another is more precious than any possession on earth. We do need better law enforcers and better training for all of them. The county officers need to do their job or be fired!!!! In my life since 1994 in Desha Co., I have seen and been a witness and victim of injustice by the County Sheriff and certain deputies. They wanted to make their own laws and had the good ole buddy system. They are buddies with the dope dealers at Pendleton at the Ar. River. They are called to the same drug dealers month after month and never do a thing but tell them to keep the noice down. There are children in 2 of the drug dealers homes. There are 3 drug dealers on the same road which is Miller Lane that is approximately 1/2 mile long. This has been going on for years and has gotten worst than ever in the last 2 years. I cannot go in my yard without smelling marijuana. The noise from the loud radio music, the loud ATV's, the traffic from the dealing, the trespassing on Private Property from these same people and their druggie friends is a constant proplem and disturbance to the community. I am talking about the population of Pendleton being about 100 maybe. This is also the popular Bass TournamentT The druggies and dealers are becoming the law

Elizabeth Joslin
Snoop Private Investigation Services

March 22, 2016

Sheriff Preston,
It has taken almost 98 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Desha County.



May 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 98th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 94 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 18, 2009

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