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Posted: Jul 27, 2018 5:28 PM

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington help celebrate the retirement of Chief Deputy Charlie Owens, Jackie Loveless, Loie Bazer, Pat Taylor, and the promotion of Lt. Duane Huddleston to now Chief Deputy Huddleston.

Dep. Loveless retires with a 24-year career with the Sheriff's Office working in corrections, courtroom security, warrants, patrol and ended his career as an SRO.

Dep. Bazer retires with a 6-year career with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office after worker 9-years in Caddo Parish where he worked as a corrections deputy. He worked for Caddo Parish Sheriff Office for 9-years.

Pat Taylor retires from the sheriff’s office after 15 years of service working in the taxes and civil department.

Chief Deputy Charlie Owens retires from the Bossier Sheriff Office after serving for 15-years and 6-years as Chief Deputy. Chief Owens came to the Bossier Sheriff’s Office from the Shreveport Police Department with 30-years of service beginning in January 1973 and retiring in December 2003.

Sheriff Whittington wished them well in their future endeavors and said their service to the sheriff’s office will be greatly missed.

Also, part of the ceremony was the promotion of Chief Duane Huddleston. Chief Huddleston has been a member of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office since May of 2017. He came to the Sheriff’s Office with 34 years of law enforcement experience. During this time, he served as a patrol officer, homicide investigator, narcotics agent, Planning and Research Commander, and the Chief Financial Officer for the Shreveport Police Department. In 2012, he was appointed as the first Deputy Chief of Police, a position he held until his retirement in July 2016. Since joining the Bossier Sheriff’s Office he has served as a Detective, a Corrections Deputy, Task Force member and most recently as a lieutenant assigned to Administration.