SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - It’s been a day of recognition in the fight against domestic violence.
The Caddo-Bossier Domestic Violence Task force hosted the 15th annual Trey Hutchison Awards Banquet. The event honored a fallen officer along with two local officers who’ve helped fight domestic violence.
Those who turned out for the ceremony honored Bossier City Police Officer Trey Hutchison who was killed during a domestic violence call back in August of 2004.
The event also recognizes two people in law enforcement who have helped in the fight against domestic violence.
This year that includes Bossier City Police Officer Terry Yetman and Sgt. Tina Fruge with the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.
“It’s a great honor and I don’t do my job for my glory. I do it for God’s glory. I’m called to be a servant and I enjoy serving the community and do whatever I can to help,” Sgt. Fruge said.
She also described her shock at receiving this recognition.
“There’s so many people that help domestic violence and my part is just so small compared to maybe what someone else does. It’s very humbling to be honored.”
Jakare Fecunda received the Citizen of the Year Award. She survived a near-fatal attack 3 years ago, and now shares her story to help others escape from domestic violence.
The Violence Policy Center recently reported that the rate of women murdered by men in Louisiana has increased for the 5th straight year, putting the state back in the second place nationally.