VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS HONOR LOUISIANA WILDLIFE ENFORCEMENT AGENT

Release Date: 03/31/2008

The Boone/McDowell Post 2277 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Ladies Auxiliary honored Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division Senior Agent Wendell Weeks in Bastrop on March 25.  Weeks received a recognition award for his outstanding law enforcement efforts in Morehouse Parish. 


Weeks was presented his award during the VFW annual public safety awards banquet.  Each year the VFW recognizes an officer from each public safety agency that serves Morehouse Parish for excellence in community service.  Other agencies represented and honored during the presentation included Louisiana State Police, Morehouse Parish Sheriffs Office, Bastrop Police Department, Bastrop Fire Department and Med-Life Ambulance Service.


Weeks joined the LDWF Enforcement Division in August 2005 and has been promoted twice, currently holding the rank of senior agent.  He has received extensive training during his employment with LDWF and holds a variety of training certificates including Hunting and Boating Safety Education Instructor, American Red Cross First Responder, Standardized Drug and DWI Detection, Intoxilyzer 5000 certified, Wildlife Agent Aquatic Survival Program, Waterfowl Law Enforcement Training and Defensive Tactics Systems certified.


Weeks presently serves his country in the U.S. Air Force Reserves assigned to the Barksdale Air Force Base and is also active in his community assisting with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Dixie League baseball coach and assisting with his church's missions programs.  He is a member of the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association, National Rifle Association and the Air Force Sergeants Association.


"Senior Agent Weeks has an excellent working relationship with other law enforcement agencies and is well respected by the public," commented Week's supervisor, Region 2 Enforcement Captain Alan Bankston, who attended the ceremony with Sr. Agent Weeks and his family.  "He is an outstanding officer and an asset to our department.  We are proud to have him as an agent with the Enforcement Division."
 
For more information, contact Captain Alan Bankston at 318-362-3102 or abankston@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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