NPSO Det. Tim Key retires with 32 years of service


Detective Tim Key retired after 32 years of law enforcement service to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and Natchitoches Parish community.

He served in the Corrections, Communications, Warrants and Patrol and Criminal Investigations Divisions.

While in the patrol division, he was promoted to Lt. and served as Shift Commander.

Detective Key started his law enforcement career early, when he was initially hired as a Deputy Marshal under his father, the late Natchitoches City Marshal Tommy Key.

Since that time, he has served under the leadership of Sheriff Norm Fletcher, Sheriff Boyd B. Durr and Sheriff Victor E. Jones Jr.

Detective Key also received letters of commendation and a Life Saving Award.

“We are so thankful for his dedication to serving our community, and the contributions he has made to the NPSO and citizens of Natchitoches Parish,” said Jones. “Thank You Tim for your service and we wish you the very best in your retirement.”