Village of Ashland receives Police Unit by donation 

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Police Chief Fred Holland stands beside the new Ashland Police vehicle

By Misty Quick
The Village of Ashland Chief of Police Fred Holland (pictured) can be found in the upcoming days patrolling the Village of Ashland streets in a police unit acquired by donation from Sheriff Glen Edwards and the Red River Parish Sheriffs Office. 
Due to severe age and mechanical issues of the old patrol unit, the Village has been in desperate need for a new patrol vehicle for quite some time. Due to lack of budgeted funds, it has not been feasible for the Village to purchase a much needed police unit. 
We would like to give our sincere thanks to Sheriff Edwards and the Red River Parish Sheriff’s office for their donation. 
We would also like to thank our Chief of Police for the diligent work in acquiring a new police unit. 
Decals shown on the police unit were ordered and installed by Galaxy Graphics in Natchitoches.

This article published in the May 21, 2022, print edition