The Department of Louisiana Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary honored Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Senior Agent Wayne Parker on Jan. 27 with first place for the "State Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" award.
The award presentation was made in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary, Mid-Winter Conference in Baton Rouge. The VFW annually recognizes the achievements of law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and teachers for their outstanding performance and service to the public
Parker, an eight-year veteran of the LDWF Enforcement Division and resident of East Carroll Parish, was selected for this prestigious award from among law enforcement officers from various agencies across the state. With this award, Parker will now be a candidate for national competition later in the year. Parker had previously been honored in March 2006 as a regional officer of the year during a ceremony at the Bastrop VFW Post, which qualified him for the state competition.
Parker was nominated by his supervisors for outstanding service and job performance. LDWF Enforcement Division Col. Winton Vidrine commended Parker on his accomplishment saying, "Senior Agent Parker 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."
For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.