Bossier City Mayor Lorenz “Lo” Walker joined the Bossier City Council in commending all responding public safety agencies for the outstanding job that was done Thursday, December 3, 2020, ending a standoff with an armed man professionally and peacefully. Representatives from the Bossier City Police Department, Bossier City Fire Department, Louisiana State Police, and Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office were in attendance at the regular Bossier City Council meeting held Tuesday, December 15, 2020.
During the meeting, Bossier City Council President David Montgomery spoke about the seamless management of the critical incident saying, “The equipment and assets that were used in handling this incident prove the value of the investment in keeping this city safe. The cooperation of all these agencies is a testament to the safety our citizens enjoy every day. I and my fellow councilmen and the mayor want to thank you for your excellent performance in critical incident management and all you do to provide a safe city and parish here in Bossier.”
Bossier City Police Chief Shane McWilliams thanked the law enforcement agencies for their help in responding to the incident as well as City administrators and the council for their support in providing the assets and resources to respond to critical incidents.
Bossier City Fire Chief Brad Zagone says, “Probably eight years ago we started training unified command with all these agencies and that was a prime showing of what works out...It’s awesome to work with these great law enforcement officers and have the fire department working hand in hand together.”
Louisiana State Police, Troop G Commander, Captain Cordell Williams says, “It is such pleasure to have this opportunity to serve such incredible and great people and such great leadership that we have today. I also want to say thank you to our troopers who came with me today. They’re the boots on the ground. They do an amazing job and their dedication and sacrifice is just immeasurable. And we look forward to our continued partnership.”
Following the critical event that played out on Airline Drive, the Bossier City Police Department received several phone calls from residents about the response to the incident. Excerpts from two of the messages can be heard here.