To the residents of Natchitoches and surrounding areas:
It was called to our attention that an incident that occurred in the public domain involving Deputy Marshal Gary Swindle. This incident originated on Facebook on Wednesday, April 29. As a result we felt it was in our best interests to investigate further. At the discretion of City Marshal Randy Williams we were forced to take action. As of Thursday, April 30 Deputy Marshal Gary Swindle has been suspended without pay until further notice. We want to thank the public for reaching out and expressing their concern on the matter. The safety and well being of the public is our top priority.
– Randy Williams / Natchitoches City Marshal