Local, state agencies observe “Louisiana Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Appreciation Week”


Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed the week of May 29-June 4, 2016 as “Louisiana Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Appreciation Week” in the State of Louisiana.

Sheriffs and deputies put their lives on the line daily to protect and serve all citizens of our state. The governor’s proclamation recognizes their selfless service to the people of Louisiana.

To coincide with “Louisiana Sheriffs’ and Deputies’ Appreciation Week”, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association is launching a statewide public awareness campaign on the Role of the Louisiana Sheriff. As part of the campaign, the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association has created a thirty-minute television program entitled The Role of the Sheriff.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington and Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator are featured in the video. The program may be viewed online at www.lsa.org or https://youtu.be/Y7Hzc32UoSk.

Gov. Edwards Proclamation - Louisiana Sheriffs' and Deputies' Appreciation Week