September 22, 2023 by David Miller
Bossier Sheriff’s Office deputies, Lt. Eric Wikstrom and Corporal Steven Shankle, were recently recognized for overall exemplary performance in violent crime investigative efforts during the course of their duties by the US Attorney’s Office. The deputies were recognized during the Western District of Louisiana’s United States Attorney’s Office Annual Training and Leadership Development Conference that was held at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Substation on September 21, 2023.
Lt. Wikstrom and Corporal Shankle were presented awards for their efforts during a high-risk traffic stop involving a firearm that occurred on I-220 in Bossier Parish in May of 2022. As a result of the stop, Recardo Pierce was arrested and convicted by a federal grand jury for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm in January 2023.
The two deputies are part of the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT) that primarily targets areas that are vulnerable to crime and frequented by criminals.
Lt. Wikstrom is a 17-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and leads the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT) and is the SWAT Commander. Corporal Shankle is an 8-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and is also a member of SWAT.
Lt. Matt Gaydos
Public Information Officer