my grandfather Adolph Jeansonne was sheriff in Bunky during that period and time. However, he was not killed in a shooting---where did you get the info on this? My grandfather shoot a number of people via his duty, or it was considered "duty" then. One story I recall as a girl, and later told to me again by my father was the treatment of blacks by sheriff and others. During a trip thru Cottenport and Marksville during 1982, my father pointed out an old train depot (still standing, yet no longer really used) where my grandfater caught two black men who had entered the storage area one night to steal, he shoot them on site. Today, that would bring public outcry, and of course he would be charged himself---back in those days, as I was told was the way it was. You shoot them on site. Terrible. Could this be related to your story of search?