Benton community holds vigil for Bossier deputy hospitalized with COVID-19
BENTON, La. (KSLA) — About 150 people took part in a vigil a Bossier sheriff’s deputy the night of Friday, Aug. 13.
Deputy Ryan Stearns is hospitalized and on a ventilator as he fights COVID-19.
He has been in the hospital since July 29.
The law officer’s condition was improving, his wife told KSLA News 12, when he developed complications unrelated to COVID-19.
Members of the Benton area community gathered for the vigil at Cypress Baptist Church in the 4700 block of Palmetto Road in Benton.
Stearns, who has been a patrol deputy for two years, had just started training to be a school resource officer when he got sick.
He and his wife have two children.
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