Longtime law enforcement chaplain passes away

Monday, August 14, 2017
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Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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It is with much sadness that Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator has announced the passing of department chaplain Durell Tuberville.


Tuberville died on Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending.


“Durell was bigger than life to many of us,” said Sheriff Prator. “He was a solid rock, Christ-like, and someone who would never, ever let you down. I will miss him greatly, as will many others.”


Tuberville, 58, was first commissioned as the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office chaplain by Sheriff Don Hathaway on December 15, 1997. He was re-commissioned by Sheriff Prator in 2000.


As chaplain, Tuberville was always available and ready to serve those in need. He provided pastoral care and a source of strength to deputies and their families, the community, and the incarcerated.


Tuberville majored in pastoral ministry at Southwestern University and received a Master of Arts in counseling from LA Tech. He served as a member of the Caddo Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Team, was a critical incident stress trainer, and a board certified trauma specialist.


He is survived by his wife, Susan, two sons, and a host of family and friends.


For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666