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Bossier Deputy’s battle with cancer ends

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Sgt. Barrett Lovell was 33 at the time of his death

Barrett, an avid fishermanBossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is saddened to report that the Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputy who had battled cancer for a year passed away this morning.

Sgt. Barrett Lovell, 33, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia on Oct. 10, 2014, and underwent numerous chemotherapy treatments. On March 2, 2015, he received a cord blood transplant. Various fundraisers were also held to support Barrett, and on Aug. 31, he was able to return to work at the Bossier Maximum Security Facility.

Unfortunately, the leukemia he had been fighting returned recently. On Saturday morning, Barrett, who would have turned 34 next month, succumbed to the cancer that he had fought so valiantly. He leaves behind his wife, Sherry.

“We have such a caring community, and there were so many people who supported and prayed for Barrett during his battle with cancer,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “Please continue to pray for his family and loved ones left behind. We don’t always understand God’s plans, but we will surely miss Barrett and his great big smile. Rest in peace, Deputy.”

Funeral arrangements are pending.