Haltom is a resident of Shreveport and a graduating senior at Airline High School. (His mother is employed by Bossier Parish Schools.) He will use the $500 scholarship to study predentistry at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Haltom’s parents are the late Rickey Lee Haltom and Kelli and Bill Rehak of Shreveport.
A new director will be needed by June 30, when the Caddo- Bossier Office of homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is dissolved and separate parish offices are established. State law requires each parish governing body to appoint its own Homeland Security director.
Richardson joined the sheriff’s office in March 2001 and transferred to the Detective Division in December 2003. Two months later, he was assigned the homicide case of victim Harold “Bruce” Cotton. During this investigation, Richardson developed information that led to the recent release of Louisiana Death Row inmate Glenn Ford.