From Staff Reports:
Cypress Baptist Church youth group shows support for local law enforcement
Youth group members from Cypress Baptist Church in Benton donated 100 Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towels and presented 300 cards of support and encouragement to Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies Friday afternoon at the Bossier Sheriff’s Substation on Viking Drive in Bossier City. The donation event took place in the auditorium at the substation with about 70 youth from Cypress Baptist Church, Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and deputies from BSO Patrol, Corrections and Administrative divisions in attendance.
Lt. Bill Davis, Public Information Officer for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office, says: “Sheriff Whittington and the men and women serving at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office have been overwhelmed by the amount of support and encouragement from the public over the past couple of weeks. We can’t thank you enough…from the cookies and goodies, to the cards and letters and the Frogg Toggs cooling towels…the support has simply been FANTASTIC!”
Lt. Davis continued: “schools, churches, businesses, individuals, cheer squads, and all sorts of folks have been showing their support, and it’s been remarkable.
We have diligently tried to photograph or video each of the donations and presentations, and we have continually been posting those on the BSO Facebook page.”
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office makes the following request of the public:
While some folks are able to support deputies and other law enforcement officers with tangible items such as Frogg Toggs, there are a couple of things EVERY PERSON can do that doesn’t cost a penny.
First, PRAY for law enforcement officers that God would provide us safety, strength and courage as we represent The Thin Blue Line between good and evil.
Second, THANK a law enforcement officer when you see them.
The Bossier Sheriff’s Office says they are grateful for every gesture of support. Lt. Davis also wants it to be known that Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and the entire team at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office are humbled, amazed and honored by the outpouring of encouragement from the residents of Bossier Parish and beyond.
Photos Courtesy of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office:
Young man salutes Bossier Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Posse members
Frogs Toggs and cards of support and encouragement
Young lady greets a Bossier Sheriff’s Office Posse member
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, BSO Deputies and Posse members and the Cypress Baptist youth group join together in prayer