Marshall to speak at GSU graduation

Henry L. Whitehorn Sr., U.S. Marshal – Western District in Shreveport, will speak during the Grambling State University Fall Commencement Friday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Whitehorn was sworn in on July 15 to be the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana.Previously, Whitehorn was the Chief of Police in Shreveport, a position he held from 2007 – 2010. He joined the Louisiana State Police in 1978, rising through the ranks to serve as Deputy Secretary for Public Safety Services and Louisiana State Police Superintendent.

Whitehorn was a Patrolman with the St. Louis, Missouri, Police Department from 1977 to 1978. He also served as a sergeant with the U.S. Air Force from 1973 to 1977. In addition to professional training, Whitehorn earned a master’s degree in criminal justice from Grambling State University in 1989, and a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University – Shreveport in 1986.

Tentative graduates will hold practice Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 9 a.m. at the assembly center. Dress attire for female graduates include black or white dresses and black shoes. Males are asked required to wear black or dark trousers and White or light shirts under their robes.