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Special Recognition for Our First Responders

Posted: Sep 9, 2021 4:54 PM

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington congratulated three members of the Bossier Sheriff's Office who were being honored for a Patriot Awards as an outstanding first responders.
In this first photograph is Asst. Chief David Miller, who stood in for Capt. Doug Lauter, Dispatcher Jake Little, and Detective Brandon Masters all received a nomination as Patriot Award Finalists for law enforcement.
Capt. Lauter was nominated for his extensive work in the community with the Sheriff's Office Posse, Funeral Escort Team, Ladies Auxillary, Young Marines, and Operation Clean Sweep, to name a few.
Dispatcher Jake Little was Nominated for his heroic action for de-escalating an incident involving a caller that just shot his girlfriend.
Detective Brandon Masters was nominated for his tireless efforts in keeping the parish residents safe by serving as the Crime Prevention Officer. Masters coordinated the purchase and installation of many of the License Plate Readers (LPR) camera systems in neighborhoods throughout the parish.
None of the deputies won the coveted eagle trophy given at the event but Sheriff Whittington said he was proud of the work the deputies performed.
The Patriot Award was created in memory of those lost in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. While that day has forever changed our nation, it has also helped us shine a light on our local first responders and how they work each day, putting their lives on the line for everyone in the region.
The winners for this year's awards ceremony came from the Bossier City Police Department, the Shreveport Fire Department, and Barksdale Air Force Base.
Photos by Dep. Rod White, BSO