Bossier City Chief Deputy Marshal Rick Ware will serve as interim Bossier City Marshal due to the recent death of Marshal Johnny Wyatt. Marshal Ware assumes the duties of Bossier City Marshal in accordance with R.S. 18:604 and was administered the oath of office this morning by Bossier City Judge Thomas Wilson.
Marshal Ware has served in the Bossier City Marshal’s Office for nearly 20 years and for the entire duration of Marshal Johnny Wyatt’s tenure. Marshal Wyatt appointed Marshal Ware to the position of Lieutenant Deputy Marshal on January 1, 1991. Marshal Ware worked his way up to the rank of Chief Deputy Marshal to which he was promoted in 2004.
“My focus is to maintain the high level of standards set forth by Marshal Wyatt and continue providing the citizens of Bossier City with a progressive City Marshal’s Office through education and with a high degree of professionalism,” said Marshal Ware. “We will continue to apply that same level of service to the City Court and uphold Marshal Wyatt’s dream of protecting our children by continuing operations through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.”
Marshal Ware will serve until a special election for Bossier City Marshal is held in the coming months, the date of which will be set by the Bossier City Council.