Bossier Chamber to recognize local Patriots

Contact: Jessica Hemingway


Phone: (318) 746-0252

September 6, 2017

22KILL CEO Jacob Schick to speak at event honoring first responders

BOSSIER CITY — The Bossier Chamber of Commerce’s annual Patriot Awards honor our local first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty. Highlighting the 2017 event will be keynote speaker Jacob Schick, Chief Executive Officer of 22KILL.

Schick is a third-generation U.S. Marine from Bossier City, who attended elementary and middle school in Bossier before moving to Dallas. Schick, who was severely injured by a tank mine in Iraq in 2004, leads the organization’s efforts of suicide prevention and veteran empowerment, working tirelessly to raise awareness about the high suicide rate among warriors.

For the second year, the Chamber has solicited the public to nominate first responders – Law Enforcement, Fire/EMS, Emergency Communicators and Military members (active, reserve and guard) – who they have witnessed showing integrity, hard work and courage while in the line of duty in Bossier and Caddo parishes in 2017. Nominees and the 2017 winners will be honored at the Bossier Chamber’s 2017 Patriot Awards, presented by Willis-Knighton Health System, on Sept. 11, 2017, 11:30 a.m., at the Bossier Civic Center.

Tickets and tables are available for the Patriot Awards luncheon. Tickets are $45 and tables are $800 for this premier event. Tickets are available online at or by phone at (318) 746-0252.