Bastrop Police Officer Sgt. Gerald Givens II was not able to attend the Bastrop-Morehouse Chamber of Commerce annual banquet to receive his award for 2018 Outstanding Police Officer, so the Chamber chose to honor him on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

Chief Allen Campbell stated that he was honored to nominate Givens for Outstanding Police Officer. Givens is a two and a half year veteran of the department and is currently assigned to the departments patrol division as a patrol sergeant. Prior to this, he was a detective at the department. Givens is a graduate of the Delta Regional Police Academy and was born and raised in Morehouse Parish.