Category Archives: Press Release

Sheriff Russell Announces New Youth Program

Sheriff Jay Russell announces the Ouachita Sheriff’s Office Deputies Making a Change Mentor Program will be implementing a new program working with local youth.  The program, Community Strong Initiative (CSI), is an evidence based initiative comprised of committed deputy sheriffs working together to answer community based questions.  The goal is...
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Suspect Arrested on Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges

On December 15th, 2014, Ouachita Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a large group fighting on Cotton Bayou Drive in Monroe.  Investigation revealed someone had discharged a weapon during the incident.  Two injured parties later came to a local hospital for treatment.  One had a blunt trauma head injury...
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Selects Deputy of the Year

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce Deputy Michael Todd McLain has been selected as Deputy of the Year for 2014.  Deputy McLain is a seven year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and currently assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.  Deputy McLain was selected by OPSO supervisors based...
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OPSO Mourns Passing of Retired Cpl. Sam Rainwater

      In January, 1993, Sam Rainwater began his career at the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office after serving over 20 years as an educator in Ouachita Parish.  Deputy Rainwater was assigned to the Identification Section.  During his career with OPSO, Sam attended many training seminars and enhanced his knowledge...
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