Release Date: 02/07/2006

The Department of Louisiana Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) honored Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Sgt. Darren Bruce from West Carroll Parish with a Law Enforcement Officers of the Year award on Jan. 28. 

Bruce was one of three enforcement officers selected from various law enforcement agencies across the state for this prestigious award. 

Law Enforcement Division Administrator Col. Winton Vidrine commended Bruce on his award. Sgt. Bruce is a dedicated law enforcement officer and is respected throughout his community for his professional service to the public.  We are proud to have him as one of our officers.

The award presentation occured in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Mid-Winter Conference in Alexandria under the direction of VFW Commander Tom Kijak.  Bruce had previously been honored as a Morehouse Parish Officer of the year in March 2005 at the Bastrop VFW Post, which led him to the state competition.

Bruce is an eight-year veteran of the LDWF Enforcement Division and received the award for his outstanding service and job performance.  VFW Junior Vice-Commander Clayton DeFreese Jr., VFW Post 2277 of Bastrop, presented Bruce with the award.

EDITORS: For more information contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov or 225-765-2469.