Hero Down: Ouachita Parish SO Cpl. Jackie Kindrix Dies After Lengthy Illness
Ouachita Parish, LA– Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO) Corporal Jackie Kindrix died on Dec. 22, following a lengthy illness, according to his department.
“We appreciate the prayers and support for his family over the past several months and ask that you please continue your prayers for his family and fellow Deputies during this time of grief,” OPSO said in a press release on Monday.
Cpl. Kindrix, 61, devoted 30 years of his life to his law enforcement career, according to his obituary.
He had been with the OPSO for 18 years, and was assigned as the Calhoun Zone Deputy for the last several years of his career, his department said.
“He was very well respected by his fellow Deputies and all who knew him, especially Calhoun residents,” the OPSO said.
Community members took to Facebook to express their condolences in the wake of Cpl. Kindrix’s death.
“Jackie was a true community deputy who would stop by our house just to say hi and see how we were doing,” James Walter commented on the OPSO’s Facebook page. “Going to miss him. Rest In Peace Jackie. Prayers to his family.”
“It was an honor to have known and worked with Jackie,” resident Joel Cobb wrote. “One of the really good people in this world. He will be missed! Sending prayers to his family.”
Cpl. Kindrix leaves behind his wife, Candice, as well as his sons, Graedin, Brandon, Jody, and Ryan, and his daughter, Rachel, according to his obituary.
He is also survived by his parents, brothers, 10 grandchildren, and many friends and family members.
Cpl. Kindrix will be laid to rest on Friday.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office Corporal Jackie Kindrix, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.