Dale Phillips with the Willow Lake Neighborhood Group in Bossier City presented a check for $1,000 Wednesday to Capt. Doug Lauter of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office in support of Operation Blessing, the food pantry program..
The goal of the checkpoint is to identify and remove impaired drivers from the road before they cause injury or death to themselves or others, as well as increase public awareness to the seriousness of driving while impaired. The Bossier City Police Department and Louisiana State Police will also assist.
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington congratulates Jheromy Metcalf, graduate of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program at Bossier City Elementary School Monday morning. Metcalf is one of 52 graduates from his school who will join 511 other fifth-graders who will graduate D.
Walk-in payments can be made at one of the sheriff’s substations at 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City, 7076 Louisiana Highway 8 in Benton or on Arthur Ray Teague Parkway at the foot of the Shreveport- Barksdale Highway Bridge. Or go by the tax office on the first floor of the Bossier Parish Courthouse at 204 Burt Blvd.
Richard Whittington, president of Lake Bistineau’s ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Towards Education) Chapter presented a check for $500 to Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington Monday afternoon at the Viking Drive Substation to support the Bossier Sheriff’s Young Marines.
“We put additional police officers out and about for the sole purpose of creating a presence at retail centers, businesses such as convenience stores, in an effort to deter crime, specifically armed robberies,” said public information officer Mark Natale of the Bossier City Police Department.