While most kids in Bossier were enjoying the first day of their Thanksgiving break, 10 Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines packed Christmas gift boxes Monday morning at First Baptist Church of Bossier as part of Operation Christmas Child.
“We realize the need for extra patrols and law enforcement presence at businesses and shopping areas during this time of year,” said Sheriff Whittington. “We will have additional deputies out and about to deter crime by focusing on areas and parking lots with high shopper presence.
Trash collection routes will not run on Thanksgiving. Thursday trash collection routes will instead run on Friday and Friday’s routes will run on Saturday. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday trash collection routes will run as scheduled during the week of Thanksgiving.
The Crime Victims Reparations Program assist victims of violent crime and their family members to help with various expenses, including medical, lost wages, mental health and other expenses incurred by the unexpected financial burden as a result of the crime.
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office is also coordinating with LifeShare Blood Centers and Be the Match Registry for a blood drive and bone marrow registry in the coming weeks. You can go to www.Be theMatch.org/join to register, using the promo code ArrestCancer.
In the second crash, the driver of the crane truck, 43-yearold Curt Edwards of Longview, Texas, told officers he was westbound on I-20 when he came upon traffic that had slowed, possibly because of the first crash, and had to swerve off the road to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him.
When the three days of practice and two days of competition were completed, Colgin was elated to hear he took second place in the Novice Division — impressive news for a deputy who has been riding motorcycles for the department for only three months..