Five Caddo sheriff's deputies will be promoted during an 8:30 a.m. ceremony January 26 at the Re-Entry Facility on Forum Drive.

Steven Joe will be promoted to captain, replacing Captain Kenny Sanders as commander of the Caddo Sheriff's Regional Training Academy. Sanders is retiring after 30 years of service.

Erik Lawrence will be promoted to lieutenant in Investigations, Gilbert Roraback to lieutenant in Work Release, Bobby Herring to sergeant in Financial Crimes, and Dexter White to sergeant in Patrol.

Two Caddo-Shreveport Narcotics Unit agents will also be recognized -- Sheriff's Lt. Carl Townley and SPD Agent Stacy Coleman. They disarmed a man who pulled a weapon when they stopped the car he was in on New Year's Eve. Four other people, including two children, were also in the car. No one was injured during the ordeal.

Lt. Michael Gray will receive the Sheriff's Lifesaving Award, which is presented for saving or prolonging the life of a citizen. Gray performed CPR on a 2-year-old boy who fell into a swimming pool in December. The child was hospitalized for several days, but died on December 27.

The following employees will also be recognized for their years of service with the Sheriff's Office:

5 years: James Cantrell, Billy Wright, Charles Middleton, Brian Godfrey, Delexis Richardson, Debrah Dyles, Felecia Sweatt

10 years: Lawrence Barberousse, David Butler, Jeremy Edward, Connie Ingles, Julius Jackson

15 years: Kenneth Davis, Ronnie Jones, William Kline, James McDaniel, Ondray Miles, Michael Page, Timothy Young, Leon Wright, Jeanetta Miller

20 years: Shamanda Holmes, Dorcus Godfrey, Rose Reliford, Richard Corbett, Kevin McCullin

25 years: William Mikesell, Darwin Jones, Sandra Black, Patrick Brooks

30 years: Kenny Sanders, Margaret McClure

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