The first Crime Stoppers program in the United States began in 1978 in Albuquerque, N.M., and by 1981, a pilot program to report crime was developed in Shreveport with the support of a handful of volunteers serving as board members, who would unknowingly play a part of local and global history.
The volunteer group, which for almost two decades has gathered non-perishable foed items, personal hygiene items, toiletries, books and other morale-boosting items for U.S. Military personnel deployed to hardship areas, also hopes to receive donations and cash offerings in the days ahead to fill boxes and defray shipping costs.
“When you look at their fire rating, when you look at their ability to provide full-service EMS, from someone calling 911 to being able to be treated by paramedics and transported to the hospital, and when you look at all the ancillary things they have done, they’re an example to many fire departments.
During the ceremony, it was also announced that Escude’ was chosen by the state 40/8 as the Louisiana Law Officer of the Year. He will receive that award during the organization’s Grand Promenade in Lafayette this summer and will compete for the national award.
Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator is dedicated to the citizens of Caddo Parish, so much so that he personally delivered a pair of lunchtime meals to a Shreveport couple Wednesday morning as part of the Caddo Council on Aging’s (CCOA) Meals on Wheels program.
The office recorded 3,057 death investigations in 2016: 50 homicides, 1,854 natural deaths, 116 accidental deaths, 29 suicides, eight cases where the cause of death could not be determined and six cases with the outcome pending completion of investigations.
1. Jennifer Zimmerman, 30, of Bethany, La., an employee of Relay Station, 9110 Highway 79, in Greenwood; and 2. Warren Scott Jr., 35, of Gloster, La., an employee of Stonewall Beverage Co., 12800 Mansfield Road in Keithville..