SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – President Barack Obama shared some exciting news with Shreveport's Police Chief on Wednesday.
Chief Henry Whitehorn has been nominated by the President Obama to be the U.S. Marshal in the Western District.
As you may remember, back in August of 2009, Chief Whitehorn was recommended by Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., for the position.
"It's an honor to be nominated by President Obama," says Chief Whitehorn. "I'm grateful for the support from Sen. Landrieu, Mayor Glover and my family as well."
"I'm ecstatic for Chief Whitehorn," says Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover.
"He is certainly most deserving of the President's nomination. I appreciate the unparalleled service and leadership he has rendered to the citizens of Shreveport."
After Chief Whitehorn takes the position, the Shreveport Police Chief position will become vacant. But, Mayor Glover says that there's already qualified applicants to choose from.
"When he does leave, he will be greatly missed and his legacy will be long lasting," says Mayor Glover.
"However, the position of Shreveport's police chief will not be vacant until his confirmation. When that happens, thanks to the cooperation of the state's civil service commission, we already have a list of well trained, highly motivated and very capable applicants from which to choose to be the next chief of the Shreveport Police Department."
Watch the video, as KSLA News 12's Shannon Royster talks more with Chief Whitehorn about his nomination.