The guest speaker at the Lions Club last week was DeSoto Parish Sheriff Captain Phillip Daniels, with 21 years in law enforcement 19 of which are here. He is in charge of the 911 Center located in the new brick building on the old Nabors Trailers property. That building also holds the Fire and Sheriff Department Dispatchers while the City of Mansfield has their own Dispatcher.
Captain Daniels told the Lions a brief history of the formation of 911, the training required to become a dispatcher, and detailed some of the skills needed to do this challenging job well. He has a staff of 31 and ventured that we had one of the top groups in the State.
Lion Raymond Powell presented the Lion “Arrowhead of Honor” to Captain Daniels who enjoys hunting for the elusive points.
The Lions meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday for a catered lunch at the Clista A. Calhoun Center and you are welcome to come by.