Larry Paige presented Northwestern State University campus police with St. Michael visor clips for patrol vehicles Monday. The visor clips were blessed by priests at the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and have been presented to officers from the Natchitoches City Police Department, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and the City Marshall’s Office. Paige intends to provide the visor clips to law enforcement officers in outlying municipalities, to EMTs and first responders as well. St. Michael is the patron saint of police officers and the gift is intended as a special measure of protection and support for officers, Paige said. He would also like to provide St. Florian visor clips to firefighters in the parish.
From left are Chief Jon Caliste, Chief Craig Vercher, Officer Chase Voorhies, Captain Wesley Harrell, Paige, Officer Rachel Head, Officer Michael Chelette, Sergeant Kerry Anderson and Dr. Marcus Jones, vice president for University Affairs.