Release Date: 03/21/2006

Senior Agent Wayne Parker of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division was honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2277 and the Ladies Auxiliary in Bastrop, La. on March 11, 2006.   Parker received a recognition award for Outstanding Law Enforcement in Morehouse Parish. 

Parker was presented his award during the VFW annual awards night ceremony.  Each year the VFW recognizes an officer from each public safety agency that serves Morehouse Parish for excellence in community service.  Other agencies represented and honored during the presentation included Louisiana State Police, Morehouse Parish Sheriffs Office, Bastrop Police Department, Bastrop Fire Department and Med-Life Ambulance Service.

Parker joined the LDWF Enforcement Division in March of 1988 and has been promoted twice.  He is a trained American Red Cross First Responder, certified hunting and boating education instructor, field training officer and a member of the LDWF Honor Guard.  He also serves as the senior financial officer for the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association.

Senior Agent Parker is an exceptional officer and always conducts himself in a professional manner.  We are proud to have him as an agent with the Enforcement Division, commented Parkers regional supervisor, Region 2 Enforcement Capt. Alan Bankston.

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