Today, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies had the honor along with the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Police Department and Natchitoches City Marshal’s Office to attend the funeral services of retired US Army veteran and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Gene Dalme with family and friends at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright.
Deputy Dalme served his country in the United States Army for 20 years and completed 2 tours of duty during the Vietnam War.
After returning home, Deputy Dalme joined the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office serving 23 years before his retirement under the administrations of Sheriff Norm Fletcher, Sheriff Boyd Durr and Sheriff Victor Jones.
When first hired, Deputy Dalme worked as a resident deputy out of the NPSO South Sub-Station at Derry then eventually progressed as a patrol deputy assigned to patrol duties in south Natchitoches Parish.
Bob did an excellent job and always wanted to make sure citizens in south Natchitoches Parish were getting adequate patrols in their communities.
He loved his family, hunting, dancing and volunteering to cook for sheriff’s office family gatherings and functions.
After the funeral service, NPSO Deputies, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Police and the Natchitoches City Marshal’s Office provided a funeral escort to Rachal Cemetery in Marco, La. for military and law enforcement burial honors.
Natchitoches Parish Fire District 9, Natchitoches Parish Fire District 6 and Natchitoches Parish Fire District 1 flew the United States Flag in Deputy Dalme’s hometown of Cloutierville on La. Hwy 1.
We say farewell and salute Deputy Bob Dalme for his dedicated service to his country and the citizens of Natchitoches Parish.
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, Jody LaCour, Landon LaCour, Kelly Davis, his brother Charles Dalme, several grandchildren , great grandchildren, family and friends.
We extend our condolences to Deputy Dalme’s family and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this time and the days to come.