Retired lawman takes DeSoto County school board job

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: October 20, 2022 9:00 PM CT | Published: October 20, 2022 6:45 PM CT

Jerald Wheeler, a former Southaven police officer who supervised school resource officers for 24 years, is replacing Ann Jolley on the DeSoto County school board.


DeSoto County Schools Ann Jolley Jerald Wheeler
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