The longest-serving current sheriff in Louisiana hangs up his spurs today. “Come in. Sit down. Let me tell you a story,” St. Bernard Sheriff Jack Stephens said last week, inviting another visitor into his office. At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, the sheriff spoke in his typical straightforward mix of curse words and anecdotes.
Often, long conversations with the 63-year-old Stephens begin with that short opener: “Let me tell you a story…” Growing up in Shell Beach, Stephens was surrounded by storytellers