Desoto County Sheriff's Department, C...

Desoto County Sheriff's Department, Commander Mark Blackson, Sherif...

There are 69 comments on the WREG story from Oct 8, 2010, titled Desoto County Sheriff's Department, Commander Mark Blackson, Sherif.... In it, WREG reports that:

He's a member of the United States Armed Services who was deployed last year to Iraq, but now Mark Blackson is fighting a new battle here at home against his former employer, DeSoto County Sheriff Bill Rasco.

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Big White Boss

Humboldt, TN

#1 Oct 8, 2010
He needs to be the new Sheriff.
07cindy

Cordova, TN

#2 Oct 8, 2010
I agree, that changes need to be made. What a horrible way to treat members of our Armed Forces. I'd venture to say that there is much more to this story than meets the eye.
Shameful

Memphis, TN

#3 Oct 8, 2010
Isn't it amazing that you can put your life on the line for your country and return home to get this type of treatment. Shame on the Desoto County Sheriff.
Angry Desoto

Hernando, MS

#4 Oct 8, 2010
Rasco should have to pay out of his pocket. He's wrong. The law is the law. Rasco is going to loose and we the people shouldn't have to pay for the sheriff being a fracking idiot.
Tom

Collierville, TN

#5 Oct 8, 2010
Sounds like Rasco over-reacted and fired him based on emotion/ego rather than any good reason. Maybe both parties got really hot too, not enough info to be 100% sure but I am sure it will all come out in court.
AMERICAN

Hernando, MS

#6 Oct 8, 2010
Serve your country loose your job,its the american way.
hhjckane

Cordova, TN

#7 Oct 8, 2010
President Obama will have the last say on this. Sherrif Rasco had better start looking for another job.
Michael R

United States

#8 Oct 8, 2010
They hung themselves with the comments they made here. A commander over no one but himself. And that they replaced him wont be working in same area as other detectives. Whats the other things that happened. They wanted him gone and not interfere with the routine they had going. They lost.
Nana

Hernando, MS

#9 Oct 8, 2010
You people don't know anything about this man, other than the fact that he served in Iraq.
He is no hero.
He is a jerk, that should have been gotten rid of a LONG time ago.
I am NOT condoning the way it was done, but don't be fooled by that uniform...either one of them.

“Ignore the stupid. ”

Since: May 10

& the rest make sense.

#10 Oct 8, 2010
Angry Desoto wrote:
Rasco should have to pay out of his pocket. He's wrong. The law is the law. Rasco is going to loose and we the people shouldn't have to pay for the sheriff being a fracking idiot.
HE! HE! HE! You said fracking. In all seriousness though, whether the sherrif felt he should'nt let the other guy go then he should have been the one to go on night shift.
Former DECSO empl

Cape Girardeau, MO

#11 Oct 8, 2010
Man ya gotta love the good ole boys of desoto county glad i left for greener pastures
mll1111

Hernando, MS

#12 Oct 8, 2010
Vote for Nat Baker at the next election..
WTF

Millington, TN

#13 Oct 8, 2010
Does anyone have access to the Policy and Procedure Manual? What is the policy for taking a leave of absence? That is what the court will look at. More companies/businesses have it in fine print about not getting your same position back. It will be interesting to see what their policy is regarding leaves....even military.

This is one way to treat our military, but there may be more to this story.
What_A_Shame

Millington, TN

#14 Oct 8, 2010
Rasco the a$$-whole, better hope that I am not on the jury. Here sales tax going up to pay for parks and this DA does something this stupid. Taxpayers will end up paying for this stupid move.

Mr. Blackson thank you for your service and don't let the idiot get away with this. Desoto needs a new sheriff in town.
hhjckane

Cordova, TN

#15 Oct 8, 2010
President Obama will have your big fat axx drawn and quarted. I assume you are a fat axx, no good, obnoxious sherrif. Your wife has probably told your fax axx to quit eating so much. Most all Mississippi sheriffs fit this description of a fat axx, no good, obnoxious sheriff. Have a good day fat axx.
hhjckane

Cordova, TN

#16 Oct 8, 2010
Hey fat axx sherrif.
Strugglingforrel evance

Burlison, TN

#17 Oct 8, 2010
Nana wrote:
You people don't know anything about this man, other than the fact that he served in Iraq.
He is no hero.
He is a jerk, that should have been gotten rid of a LONG time ago.
I am NOT condoning the way it was done, but don't be fooled by that uniform...either one of them.
You are right and good to point this out. Why, I'll bet even you could serve in Iraq or Afghanistan. Tell me where to send the recruiter and we'll get you all signed up.
CSE

Memphis, TN

#18 Oct 8, 2010
Amazing, I thought the sheriff might actually have a clue as to the law. I suspect he will be eating crow as soon as he can get his foot out of his mouth and his thumb out of his butt.
CSE

Memphis, TN

#19 Oct 8, 2010
Nana wrote:
You people don't know anything about this man, other than the fact that he served in Iraq.
He is no hero.
He is a jerk, that should have been gotten rid of a LONG time ago.
I am NOT condoning the way it was done, but don't be fooled by that uniform...either one of them.
Where did you serve Nana? Maybe he is a jerk, but a jerk who served his country and the law protects them too.
Hernando citizen

Horn Lake, MS

#20 Oct 8, 2010
Everyone needs to check out how many other deputy he has fired in the last 6 months. It would shock you. Need to fire this Sheriff.

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