Blood drive to honor fallen deputy

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The Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with LifeShare Blood Centers to host a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Viking Drive substation, 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City. The blood drive is in memory of Deputy Scott Pine.

Deputy Pine graduated from Airline High School and was a law enforcement officer with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida when he was killed in the line of duty on Feb. 11, 2014.

“Scott was known for giving blood and encouraging those around him. Donating blood in his memory truly helps others and is a show of support for law enforcement. We are grateful to his sister for continuing his legacy in this meaningful way,” says Tina Martinez, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Center.

“We are privileged to help host this blood drive in honor of Deputy Pine,” said Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington. “The death of a law enforcement officer affects all of us, and we want to show him honor and show respect for his family…and supporting LifeShare helps us support others.”