Late last night, we were deeply saddened to learn that retired Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Bob Dalme died while in Ochsner Health Medical Center in New Orleans following a brief illness.

Deputy Dalme, served under the administrations of Sheriff Norm Fletcher, Sheriff Boyd Durr and Sheriff Victor Jones.

Deputy Dalme, a United States Army Veteran, joined the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office after serving his country.

While serving under the administrations of Sheriff Fletcher, Sheriff Durr and Sheriff Jones, Deputy Dalme began his law enforcement career of 22 ½ years serving as a resident deputy in the Sheriff’s South Sub-Station then transferring to the patrol division.

After his retirement, he continued to work in a part-time capacity because of his love for law enforcement and his community. He always wanted to make sure citizens in south Natchitoches Parish were getting adequate patrols in their communities.

In his off time, he devoted his time to his family, loved dancing and hunting.

Deputy Dalme is survived by his wife, former retired Deputy Marcia Dalme, his sons NPSO Deputy Sgt. Barry Dalme, Texas DPS Trooper Lt. Bruce Dalme, Texas DPS Trooper Sgt. Brett Dalme, Brian Dalme, Bradley Dalme, his brother Charles Dalme, several grandchildren , great grandchildren, family and friends.

Sheriff Stuart Wright and all of us at the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office extend our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of former Deputy Bob Dalme.

Funeral arrangements are pending.