Now that Sam Wyatt has indicated that he will run for Bossier City Marshal, a race is beginning to shape up. Lynn Austin, who served at one time as police chief, has announced his candidacy. Austin served as interim chief for a couple of months after Mike Halphen retired and before Shane McWilliams was named chief. He also has served as Lo Walker's right hand man as the city's CAO.
Wyatt has more recent police experience, particularly in the area of sex crimes, which has been a project of the Marshal's office.
A couple of other people have expressed interest in the race, including Carl Richard, a Shreveport Deputy Marshal.