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Retired Lafayette police officer earns black belt at 68

Posted at 6:53 PM, Nov 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-11 00:55:38-05

A retired Lafayette police officer and Vietnam veteran has earned his first-degree black belt in taekwondo at the age of 68.

Ray Schexnider, who is soon to be 69, said he wasn’t sure if he’d reach black-belt status after beginning training three years prior.

Schexnider soon prevailed and was commemorated during a ceremony at Master Daigle’s Martial Arts today.

Master Gerald Daigle also had the name of Schexnider’s late son inscribed into his black belt.