Two police officers, one from Caddo and one from Bossier, received awards during the 13th Annual Trey Hutchison Awards Banquet.

Each year, the Caddo/Bossier Domestic Violence Task Force "selects nominees in law enforcement from both parishes who, through their tireless efforts in either investigation, prosecution or legislation, have championed the protective rights of domestic violence victims and their families." Bossier City Police Officer Kaycee Richards and Vivian Police Captain Nicole Ellis were this year's recipients.

The banquet was held last Friday to honor the memory of Trey Hutchison, the Bossier City Police officer who was slain in August 2004 while responding to a domestic violence call. The keynote speaker for this year's event was Stella Knight Finch, whose two sisters were killed in domestic violence incidents.

Last year, the task force announced the initiation of a special award regognizing the efforts of a civilian in our community. That Civilian of the Year award was given to honor the life and legacy of the late Caddo Parish District Attorney Charles Rex Scott. This year, the recipient was Mrs. Vicki Britton "for her endless personal dedication and devotion to the victims and families of domestic violence.

Take a look at past Trey Hutchison Award recipients:


Corporal Johnny Walker, Shreveport Police Department
Lt. Lynne Roy, Bossier City Police Department


Detective Nicole McArthur, Bossier City PD
Det. Suzanne Gallier, Shreveport PD


Lt. John Forcade, Caddo Sheriff’s Office
Cpl. Lindsay Bonner, Shreveport PD


Cpl. Roy Menefee, Shreveport PD
Off. Charles Bridges, Bossier City PD


Cpl. Dorothy Brooks, Caddo Parish SO
Cpl. Staycy Doolittle, Shreveport PD


Cpl. John Jackson, Shreveport PD
Det. Karen McDonald, Bossier City PD


Cpl. Robert Morman. Shreveport PD
TSgt Jonathon Walsh, 2nd Security Forces Squadron, Barksdale, AFB


Cpl. Meosha Deal, Shreveport PD
OfficerJeff Ross, Bossier City PD


Cpl. Mike Tyler, Shreveport PD
Dep. Kacy Gunn, Bossier Sheriff’s Office


Cpl. Jenny Taylor, Shreveport PD
Deputy Ryan Rhodes, Bossier Sheriff’s Office


Cpl. Jenny Taylor, Shrevport PD
Deputy Audrey Seegers, Caddo Sheriff’s Office


Cpl. Shaunda Holmes, Shreveport PD
Deputy Stephen J. Hoff, Bossier Sheriff’s Office