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UPDATE – Missing Person – Michael D. Sharp

Originally posted August 2013 The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office investigation is still underway and deputies are asking  your help in locating a missing person. Michael D. Sharp was reported missing on 8/21/13 at 135 Mountain Rd. in West Monroe, LA. Michael is a white male approximately 6’3″, 198lbs. Michael has been entered...
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Sheriff Russell Issues Warning on Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has become a major factor in the cause of automobile crashes on our nation’s highways.  In 2012, over 3,300 people were killed in crashes that were attributed to distracted driving.  The leading cause of teenage deaths in our country is automobile crashes. At least 11% of drivers under...
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Sheriff Russell Recognizes 20th Anniversary of OPSO Chaplain Corps

Members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Chaplain Corps met with Sheriff Jay Russell and members of his staff recently to recognize their 20th anniversary. The Chaplain Corps began under the administration of Sheriff Laymon Godwin in 1994. Chief Deputy Richard Fewell felt there was a need for a ministry program...
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Suspect Sought in Business Burglary

Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are investigating a business burglary on Old Sterlington Road in east Ouachita Parish that occurred on September 24, 2014.  Surveillance photos indicate the suspect is an unidentified Black Male, light complexioned, with a beard.  Suspect at the time was wearing a light colored shirt, dark pants and...
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Deputies Discuss Safety Measures at Realtor Board Meeting

The Northeast Louisiana Board of Realtors invited members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office  to speak at their  September 25th monthly meeting on  the topic of Safety Practices for Realtors.  This particular topic is one of the many areas the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has deputies trained to instruct. Approximately 75 members...
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