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After 26 years of service, CPPJ juror retires

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A surprise party for the retirement of Police Juror Charles Mackey, who served 26 years on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury (CPPJ), the longest a person has served on the jury since 1900.

Mackey was first appointed to the CPPJ in 1986 to represent District Five. Friends, family, fellow jurors, city and state officials came to the gathering to praise the work Mackey has done for the Parish.

"One of the biggest surprises I think I've ever walked into," Mackey said. During his 26-year-run on the jury, he's worked with more than 58 jurors, attended 972 CPPJ meetings and looked over about 25,300 agenda items.

"It has been a complete joy getting to know you and to be your friend," Parish Administrator Bryan Beam said. "It's been a privilege to work with you."

CPPJ jurors shared stories and Mackey said his time spent on the police jury will be a time he'll never forget.

"I will miss the involvement," he said. "It's just become quite a bit a part of me and I'm very proud of it. I was nurtured here and I love Lake Charles."

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