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5 more BSO deputies heading to southern Louisiana

Deputies preparing to depart to Baton Rouge (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Deputies preparing to depart to Baton Rouge (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Deputies preparing to depart to Baton Rouge (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Deputies preparing to depart to Baton Rouge (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
Deputies leaving substation for Baton Rouge (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Deputies leaving substation for Baton Rouge (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Another group of Bossier sheriff deputies left Thursday heading towards Baton Rouge.

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said five deputies will help with patrol efforts in Livingston and East Baton Rouge parishes since resources are limited from the flooding in those areas.

"Those agencies are performing their duties under an enormous amount of stress right now," Whittington said.

The five Bossier deputies who left this week are the sixth group of deputies to assist in Baton Rouge. 

"We intend to help them in any way we can. These Bossier deputies will assist in patrol," Whittington said. "As sometimes happens in a situation like this, there is a potential for looting and other criminal activity, and our deputies will help keep people safe, so they can concentrate on the massive job of recovery."

Bossier Sheriff's Office (BSO) has sent a total of 18 deputies to assist with other agencies in Iberia, East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes.

Not only has BSO sent deputies, but vehicles like the Argo amphibious and Zodiac boats were sent down to help southern Louisiana. 

"Some of the Baton Rouge area officers and deputies themselves have lost everything in the flood, yet they carry on with their duties," Whittington said. 

The help of the five Bossier deputies will allow some of the deputies who live in Livingston Parish and Baton Rouge to clean up their own damaged homes.

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