SWLA law enforcement honors officers during National Police Week

The Senate passed a resolution commemorating the week of May 10 through May 16 as "National...
The Senate passed a resolution commemorating the week of May 10 through May 16 as "National Police Week."(Pixabay | Pixabay)
Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 6:43 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Multiple law enforcement departments from SWLA are taking time to commemorate National Police Week by honoring officers.

Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office

Per the BPSO Facebook page: Sheriff Mark Herford would like to say thank you to all the men and women who serve Beauregard Parish proudly here at BPSO as well as all the men and women throughout the great state of Louisiana and this great nation for their dedication, sacrifice, and service during National Peace Officers’ Week May 9th-15th.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office

The Cameron Parish Sheriff’s office honored fallen members - Deputy Terry L. Cox and Sergeant Walter L. Soileaux Jr.

Cox died Dec. 30, 1999, after being struck by a car while assisting traffic.

Soileaux died Aug. 19, 2020, from COVID-19 complications.

Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office

DeRidder Police Department

Iowa Police Department

The Iowa Police Department held a private ceremony Wednesday morning to honor fallen officers.

This ceremony was part of National Police Week, which runs May 9 through 15 this year. The department held a roll call to honor and pay respect to officers who have died in the line of duty.

An award ceremony followed in which all the Iowa Officers that worked during both Hurricanes Laura and Delta were given the Unit Meritorious Award in recognition of their dedicated service during the disasters and the aftermath.

The Officer of the Year 2021 award was presented to Sr. Cpl. Brandon Crooks.

Lake Charles Police Department

2020 Professionalism Award: Cpl. Kalon Washington.

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