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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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Memphis, TN

#61 Oct 30, 2010
There was no policy and procedure manual to DCSO for a long time. The sheriff should have given him his job back then terminated him, your an at will employee at all but two SO's in the state of MS. It's not right just the way it is.

Horn Lake, MS

#62 Dec 2, 2010
The problem was that it was broken and broken badly. Riley had allowed Chief Deputy Brown to run that department into the ground. The deputies couldn't enforce the law. 1000's of people had honorary commissions and the good ole' boy system was in full effect. People want to complain about deputies being fired under Rasco but they don't think of all the lawsuits and firings under years of Riley. How about Riley's girlfriend who worked at the jail who he would lock up in the holding cell when they got into fights? Or deputies being fired for reporting problems? The ones being fired now need to be fired. They are dead weight from the old administration.

No law was violated with Blackston. He was offered a job of equal rank and pay which he declined. The law is clear. It doesn't have to be that particular job but an equal job including any promotions and raises he would have obtained if he had never left.
terminator wrote:
Rasco is a spoiled little rich boy who is use to getting his way. Sounds like the army came into the meeting telling him the law and how Mr Blackson should be treated, and Rasco had a little hissy fit and decided to fire Blackson. I have never seen such a dishonest evil man in all my life. I think the only reason he ran for sheriff was so he could fire the old administration. Mr Rasco, Im sure your sitting at your big old desk monitoring what everyone is saying about you so hear me clearly... This is not a gmae! This is real life! You cant treat people however you want you little brat! RILEY 2012! Riley was sheriff for 24 years. If it wasnt broken why fix it? When this is all said and doneI hope Rasco Rd. is renamed Blackson Rd.

Since: Feb 11


#63 Feb 3, 2011
Who do you think put the crack in the department that Rasco finished breaking? Riley, I like Riley as a person but his time has come and gone.

Let's clean house and get the oldies out and start a new!

We need a new way of thinking, Rasco nor Riley have that ability!

Since: Feb 11


#64 Feb 3, 2011
I hope and pray that Mark Blackson puts Rosco in his place and anyone else that had any part in doing that, that is a huge slap in the face to any and all that have served and that are serving in the US Military!!!

I think I could learn to like the name of Blackson Road instead of Rasco. Rasco has let his head get to big for his position!

I say, "God Bless American", whether Rasco does or not!

United States

#65 Mar 7, 2011
Nat Baker is next best person for desoto county sheriff, i don't believe he would have done mark like that. Go Nat the next sheriff of desoto county.

Cordova, TN

#66 May 22, 2011
pookey wrote:
Nat Baker is next best person for desoto county sheriff, i don't believe he would have done mark like that. Go Nat the next sheriff of desoto county.
Nat Baker is uneducated and part of the Good Old Boy problem. What has he done for Horn Lake "nothing". Has he improved his knowledge or training, "not a bit". We need educated and trained personnel in these positions.
Queen B


#67 May 22, 2011
Pookey, I hate to be the one to tell you this but Nat Baker also allowed this to happen in Horn Lake, he allowed one fireman who returned from Iraq to fired because he was having difficulty waking up to the fire alarms, duh, he had been sleeping through bombings how in blue blazes is this fair to a man who served his county. There was no offer to help this man who had a family to support.

The only person that I would vote for is RONNIE POLLARD for SHERIFF, you need to take a look at him for your next sheriff!!!!!

ALSO, check out the mess that is going on in Horn Lake City Hall under Nat's so called watch! Horn Lake may lose their city charter do to the mis- management

Pflugerville, TX

#68 Jul 16, 2011
Nat Baker for Sheriff!!! Rasco is a hothead just ask the city of Southaven when he came in there raising cane over his signs being taken down in the city of Southaven. I guess Rasco thought he was above the law & didn't have to pay his monthly fee for advertising.

Olive Branch, MS

#69 Jul 31, 2011
I want to know more about the money missing from Horn lake..What did baker turn a blind eye and the police department didnt arrest anyone..

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