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Gueydan Police Chief resigns

Posted at 9:13 AM, Mar 09, 2022

Gueydan Police Chief Shawn Theriot has resigned.

Mayor Jude Reese confirmed to KATC on Wednesday, March 9, that Theriot had resigned.

The city received a letter from Theriot but it did not provide a reason for his resignation. It has now been notarized.

Reese said that the next move will be for the city council to appoint someone to fill the vacated position.

Because Theriot's resignation comes within 18 months of the expiration of his term, no special election will need to be held.

Before the council can appoint someone to the position, a letter of resignation must be sent to the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office. Upon receipt of that letter, the resignation will become valid and a recommendation for a new appointment can be made.

Reese said that the letter should be received by the Secretary of State's Office next week.

Theriot was indicted in 2021 for malfeasance in office in connection with an incident that occurred on May 6.

Read more here and here.

The resignation letter can be viewed below:

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