Memorial Dedication for Deputy Justin Beard

A dedication service was held this morning as a memorial to Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Beard.  Deputy Beard was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call on April 30, 2017.

The Louisiana State Legislature recently passed Senate Bill 60, dedicating a portion of Hwy. 557 in Ouachita Parish as a memorial to him and his service.  It is proper that this portion of Hwy. 557 is dedicated to him as he grew up in this particular area and was fulfilling his dream to serve Ouachita Parish as a Deputy Sheriff at the time of his death.  We appreciate the continued support of our Ouachita Parish residents along with the efforts of Representatives Frank Hoffman and Jim Fannin, Senator Mike Walsworth and the other legislators that made this dedication possible.