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Capt. La Vergne’s Memorial Blood Drive Feb. 7-8
By Bonham Police Department, the La Vergne family
Feb 7, 2024
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Bonham, Texas -- The Ninth Annual Captain Tim La Vergne Sr. Memorial Blood Drive will be hosted by the Bonham Police Department, the La Vergne family, and the Texoma Regional Blood Center at the City of Bonham Council Chambers on February 7 and February 8, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Captain Tim La Vergne Sr. joined the Bonham Police Department on October 16th, 1982. During those years he served as a Communications Officer, Patrol Sergeant, 9-1-1 Coordinator for the city and county, City of Bonham’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Liaison/Coordinator for Hurricane Katrina Shelter, Sex Offender Officer, and BPD IT Support Technician/Webmaster Officer. In 2006, Captain La Vergne was awarded the Public Servant of the Year by the Bonham Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2007, the men and women of the Bonham Police Department proudly selected him as the Police Officer of the Year.

The Bonham Police Department and The La Vergne Family have decided to honor the memory of this very dedicated servant that was known to go above and beyond the call of duty both to the police department and his community by hosting an annual memorial blood drive each year on or near his final call of service.

During his lifetime, Tim was an Endowed Member in the following Masonic Bodies: Constantine Lodge No. 13, Bonham Chapter No. 52, Bonham Council No. 37, Denison Commandery No. 24, Indivisible Friends Commandery No. 13, Dallas Scottish Rite, North Texas York Rite College No. 118, Rose of Sharon Council No. 49, and Royal Order of Scotland. He was the Webmaster for Constantine Lodge, Bonham York Rite Bodies, Denison Commandery, North Texas York Rite College, North Texas Priory, Rose of Sharon Council, Col. William B. Travis Council, Texas Priory, and Dallas Chapter & Council. In addition, Tim has been the Editor of the following newsletters from 2003-2008: The Masonic Informer-Constantine Lodge, the York Rite Journal-Bonham York Rite Bodies, and the Knights Templar Journal-Denison Commandery. He held numerous elected offices and was active in all the Masonic Bodies of which he was a member. Tim had a genuine love and appreciation for the Craft.

If Captain Timothy M. "Tim" La Vergne's life could be summed up in a word – it would be service. Whether it be to his family, his profession, his community, or the Masonic Bodies of which he was a dedicated member, he gave unselfishly 100%. The Bonham Police Department and The La Vergne Family want to help continue his legacy of saving lives by encouraging blood donations.

If you would like to give, please stop by these locations:
1.) Texoma Regional Blood Center (3911 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, TX 75090)
2.) Bonham City Hall (514 Chestnut, Bonham, TX 75418)
*If you would like to give in his honor and cannot make it to this drive, please let the staff know during any drive hosted by TRBC during your screening.

For more information about the Texoma Regional Blood Center, go to www.texomablood.org.