Monday, November 29, 2010
Chesapeake donates K-9's to BCPD & CPSO
Chesapeake Energy Corporation showed its support of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier City Police Department through the sponsorship of two new K9 officers for these organizations. At Sheriff’s Safety Town on Jewella Avenue in Shreveport, Chesapeake announced its support of the two new additions to the Bossier City Police Department and the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. These K9 officers will not only be tasked with patrolling the Shreveport-Bossier area, but will also be used for narcotics recovery thus providing additional support for improving the quality of life in Shreveport-Bossier. "Chesapeake Energy maintains a strong commitment to safe and healthy communities," said Kevin McCotter, Chesapeake’s Senior Director-Corporate Development, Haynesville Shale. "We are very proud of our sponsorship of both K9s for the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bossier City Police Department. These K9 Officers will assist both Caddo and Bossier law enforcement officers in their efforts to eliminate illegal narcotics from our community." The newest member of the Bossier City Police Department is 3-year old Chesapeake Tigo, a male, Belgian Malanois. Chesapeake Tigo will be under the direction of Handler Justin Dunn. "We are truly grateful to Chesapeake for their donation to the Citizens of Bossier City and the Police Department," said Deputy Chief Grumble. "This K9 will allow us to maintain a level of service to the people of Bossier City by maintaining our high standards of service in street patrol and narcotics work. I would again like to thank Chesapeake for its corporate citizenship, always willing to help the community." Chesapeake Rocco, a 2 ½ year old Belgian Malanois/Shepherd mix from Abbeville, Louisiana is the newest team member of the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office. Chesapeake Rocco’s handler is Corporal Gary Bailey. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said the donation couldn't have come at a better time. "In August, the Caddo Sheriff's Office was surprised when Force, one of our young K9s, died unexpectedly from an intestinal condition. The addition of Rocco has allowed us to continue our mission of tracking criminals and locating illegal drugs without interruption," he said. "We're a very grateful to Chesapeake Energy for its giving spirit and commitment to our community that will help us serve the citizens of Caddo Parish."