Sheriff Jay Russell Inducted Into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame

Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell has been selected to be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame for 2021. Sheriff Russell is among eight other “Heroes in Justice” Louisiana officials being recognized for their commitment to public service and the criminal justice system.

Sheriff Russell was elected Sheriff of Ouachita Parish in 2012 after serving five years as Chief Deputy under former Sheriff Richard Fewell. He has a total of 37 years law enforcement experience. He is an NLU (now ULM) Criminal Justice graduate and a graduate of the FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Officers in Quantico, Virginia.

The induction ceremony will be held Friday, August 6, 2021 in West Feliciana Parish and is open to the public. For tickets and information, contact Rolanda Robinson at 225-655-2592 or email at