BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Legislation enforcement from far and broad gathered Thursday night for a “Sea of Blue” procession in honor of fallen Doyline police officer William “Billy” Earl Collins, Jr.
Legislation enforcement businesses got here from throughout Louisiana and past for the visitation and funeral providers for Collins, who was killed in the line of duty final Friday night time whereas responding to a disturbance name whereas on responsibility as a reserve patrol officer for the Village of Doyline.
Thursday’s procession adopted visitation at First Bossier Baptist church in Bossier Metropolis, touring east alongside Freeway 80 with emergency lights flashing from the church to the funeral house at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Cemetery as an expression of respect and honor for the fallen deputy.
Onlookers stood alongside the path to pay their respects because the procession arrived at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Cemetery Thursday night time as dozens of regulation enforcement autos rolled by with emergency lights flashing.
Legislation enforcement may even be part of the procession from First Bossier to the graveside service on the cemetery following the funeral on Friday, which would require Freeway 80 to be shut down.
The funeral is ready for 11 a.m.
Legislation enforcement businesses on each side of the Crimson River labored to coordinate the present of help.
“We’re honored that Sheriff Parker requested us to assist with the service for one in every of his deputies,” Sheriff Julian Whittington mentioned in an announcement launched on the plans. “That is our manner of exhibiting help to all of the women and men that put on the badge.”