I first want to personally congratulate Chief Wayne Smith on his new appointment as Shreveport's newest Police Chief.   If you haven't met Chief Wayne Smith and wondered to yourself, "Is he REALLY that nice?", I can tell you from personal experience... yes... he is really that nice of a man.  I met Chief Smith years ago when he was still a Captain, when I had turned in a weapon I found in the middle of Grimmett Drive.  I have since seen him at various funtions and events over the years, and gotten to know him on a more personal level.

Photo Courtesey of Mayor Adrian Perkins via Facebook
Photo Courtesey of Mayor Adrian Perkins via Facebook
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To make the day even more special for Chief Smith, his son, Sheldon Harville of the Shreveport Fire Department also took his oath as Fire Department Captain.

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Photo Courtesey of Mayor Adrian Perkins via Facebook
Photo Courtesey of Mayor Adrian Perkins via Facebook
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Chief Smith was emotional as he expressed how proud he is of his son. I look forward to seeing the positive influence he will have on the department, but even more importantly, the impact he will have on individual officers lives.  Shreveport is very fortunate to have such a man of integrity in this leadership position.

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