Congratulations to Detective Drew Harris for being presented the Community Hero Award

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May 16, 2024 by Ryan Hadden

Congratulations to Detective Drew Harris for being presented the Community Hero Award in the First Responder category by the Bossier Chamber of Commerce at the Salute to Community Heroes event at Margaritaville Casino.
Detective Harris was recognized for his actions in February of 2024 where he, along with members of the US Marshal’s Violent Offender Task Force, set out to locate a violent offender in our area. Members of the task force came under fire during the operation and one of them was wounded. Detective Harris sprang into action and removed the task force member from the gunfight, provided wound care, and transported him to Oschner’s LSU hospital for immediate treatment of a gunshot wound.
Also nominated for the award was Deputy Cody Smith who helped locate an elderly woman suffering from dementia after she left her home near Plain Dealing.
“Both deputies are truly worthy of the award for their actions during difficult situations. We are very proud of Drew and Cody and happy that they were recognized at this event,” said Sheriff Whittington.