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Posted on: November 22, 2016

In Remembrance of Russell Achord

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In the Name and By the Authority of The Office of President

West Feliciana Parish wishes to recognize the service of

Russell A. Achord

WHEREAS,  West Feliciana first responders provide invaluable service to the citizens of our Parish, we call on you today to remember Deputy Fire Chief Russell A. Achord, who made the ultimate sacrifice on January 17, 2018 in service to our community; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Achord served in his role as Deputy Fire Chief for more than three years and served West Feliciana Fire Protection District One for more than twenty-four years; and

WHEREAS, Deputy Fire Chief Achord’s leadership and commitment to excellence as a first responder earned him numerous awards, including an award for Valor in the Line of Duty; and

WHEREAS, As Assistant Scoutmaster with the Boys Scout of America Troop 61, Russell A. Achord further demonstrated his dedication to service.

BE IT THEREFORE PROCLAIMED, that Deputy Fire Chief Russell A. Achord be remembered here today and the record of his service and achievements be made public in this place; and

BE IT THEREFORE FURTHER PROCLAIMED, that, I, Kevin H. Couhig, do hereby present, to the family of Russell A. Achord, this Commendation for Exemplary Service in his honor; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT FINALLY PROCLAIMED that, I, Kevin H. Couhig, do hereby proclaim, Monday, May 14, 2018 as


in the Parish of West Feliciana with all the rights and privileges herewith granted.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Official Seal of the Parish of West Feliciana at Saint Francisville, Louisiana on this the 9TH day of May in 2018.

Kevin H. Couhig

President, West Feliciana Parish

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