NPSO Reserve Banquet recognizes deputies

Deputy_MAIN GRAPHICThe Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office Reserve Deputy Unit held its annual banquet at Lakewood Inn in Creston Oct. 19. Guest Speaker was 1st Assistant District Attorney for Natchitoches Parish Cloyd Benjamin Jr.

Deputy Josh Axsom was named “2017 NPSO Reserve Deputy of Year” for his dedicated service to the citizens of Natchitoches Parish and NPSO.

Axsom was also a part-time K-9 handler for the NPSO until recently when his K-9 “Diesel” passed away suddenly.

Sheriff Victor Jones, Chief of Patrol Doug Rachal and Reserve Deputy-Vice President of Reserve Board David Stevenson presented Certificate of Appreciation certificates to all members of the Reserve Deputy Unit.

During closing remarks, Sheriff Jones expressed his thanks to the Reserve Deputies for their loyalty and service to the citizens of Natchitoches Parish.

Sheriff Jones also extended his appreciation and thanks to the spouses and family members of reserve deputies for their support of the NPSO.

The NPSO Reserve Deputy is a voluntary division of the sheriff’s office which is tasked with supplementing the patrol division and other divisions, with school activities, festivals, traffic details, hazardous weather events and other calls for service. The reserve units is based on very simple concepts, “promote citizen involvement in law enforcement and protect the integrity and professionalism of the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office”.

Members of the unit are: Deputy Louis Byers, Deputy David Stevenson, Deputy Michael Gillie Sr., Deputy Steven Clanton, Deputy Emile Metoyer, Deputy Charles Roge, Deputy Michael Delrie, Deputy Larry Atteridge, Deputy Markalyn Williams, Deputy Niandria Harris, Deputy Nicole Bamburg, Deputy Ann Wade, Deputy Josh Axsom, Deputy JD Bonds, Deputy James Maxie, Deputy Joseph Dyson, Deputy David Putman, Deputy Wayne Lodridge, Deputy Bryan Carline, and Deputy Robert Griffin.