In Memory of Lieutenant Michael Swallow

Today we pay tribute to our fallen brother, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Michael Swallow.

Lt. Swallow passed away on January 8, 2022 due to a medical emergency while on duty. He was a 25-year veteran of the department and was very well respected by fellow Deputies, the Law Enforcement Community and his many personal friends.

He spent his entire career serving the citizens of Ouachita Parish.  His final act of service was to give the gift of life through organ donation.

“Lt. Swallow was a great friend to all and an exemplary Law Enforcement Officer. Mike was instrumental in bringing forensics and identification technology to OPSO, which has directly led to the identification and prosecution of many criminals. He certainly left his mark here and OPSO is a better place because of Lt. Mike Swallow”-Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw.

End Of Watch: January 8, 2022

Matthew 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.