BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) — Livingston Parish Deputies threw a birthday bash for their top dog Tuesday. Sheriff Willie Graves turned 55 and all his co-workers were there to make sure he celebrated the right way. They had a big pot of gumbo and lots of food for the festivities.
This was a really special party for Graves. It will be the last birthday he celebrates as the sheriff.
"These are the types of things that I'll miss, getting together with the guys and girls for holidays and special occassions, and kind of having a fellowship and having time together, putting off work for a little bit," says Graves. "It's a great day!"
Graves retires on June 30th. Deputy Jason Ard will take his place.