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Bossier Deputy Honored by Knights of Columbus

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 11:29 AM

The Bossier Knights of Columbus held its 2018 4th Degree Patriot Awards Banquet Monday night and recognized first responders in the community who “work very hard to protect the citizens of our city and parish.”

Sgt. Cedric Donald, a six-year veteran with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office was recognized with the 2018 Patriotic Award as the “Bossier Parish Deputy Sheriff of the Year.”

Francis White, 4th Degree Faithful Navigator presented Sgt. Donald with a plaque that read, “For Continuous, Unselfish Dedication to the Residents of Bossier City, Louisiana.”

The 4Th Degree assembly of the Knights of Columbus is the patriotic order and color guard of the Knights of Columbus They are a Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to promoting and conducting educational, charitable, religious and social welfare works rendering mutual aid and assistance to sick and needy members and their families.

"We began doing tributes to local law enforcement back in the late 80’S and continued to do so until, for some unknown reason, it just faded out," said The 4th Degree Faithful Captain David Vishnefski. "We recently brought the awards back into the light back in 6 years ago because we saw a need to recognize the men and women of not only law enforcement but fire and active duty military first responders as well."

Also attending the event was Chief of Corrections, Asst. Chief Kesha Harris-Evans, helping to congratulate Sgt. Donald.

(Photos by Dep. Rod White, Bossier Sheriff’s Office)