Retired Abbeville City Court Judge Marcus A. Broussard Jr., 88, died Friday, March 3, 2017. Shortly after high school Broussard joined the Louisiana National Guard as a private. He quickly rose through the ranks receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant Infantry Division in 1952 and promoted to Reserve Commissioned Officer of a First Lieutenant to the U.S. Army in April of 1956. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Southwestern Louisiana University in 1951 and his law degree from Loyola University in 1955. In 1958, Broussard was appointed by the Governor to the newly-created Abbeville City Court. He served there until his retirement in 1984. In retirement, Judge Broussard sat ad-hoc in more than one fourth of Louisiana’s district courts.