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A memorial service for Caddo Sheriff’s Auxiliary Deputy Lonnie L. Thacker, Sr., will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at Calvary Baptist Church, 9333 Linwood Avenue. A memorial reception will follow at 6:30 p.m. at the Moose Lodge of Shreveport, 9113 Industrial Road.

A memorial display honoring Deputy Thacker has also been established at the Caddo Sheriff’s south substation, 9956 Mansfield Road. The public is invited and encouraged to visit the memorial located at the Substation. This memorial service has been organized by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

You can look at the touching display below.

Deputy Thacker died Friday (7/23/21) in a tragic accident when his patrol vehicle was struck by an oncoming vehicle as he was assisting with traffic at the scene of an earlier accident on I-49 northbound. According to the Caddo Sheriff's Office, Thacker was inside one of the vehicles at the scene assisting when the car was hit.

Sheriff Steve Prator offered up the this touching tribute following Deputy Thacker's passing:

Lonnie Thacker was a dedicated member of the Caddo Sheriff's Office and we are saddened by this loss. The contributions of our auxiliary deputies are so important to our operation and greatly valued by me and all of our deputies. I know he took pride in his work and enjoyed the contribution he was making to his community. His service will never be forgotten. We extend our most sincere sympathies to his family and ask that the community pray for them.

Thacker joined the Sheriff's Auxiliary program in May of 2001 and logged over 500 volunteer hours a year.

 

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