Commendations & Promotions

We are proud of the deputies who work so hard to help make Calcasieu Parish a safe place to live. It is my belief we have one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the state. The men and women of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are highly skilled professionals committed to their jobs and to the people they serve.


Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon & K-9 King | September 2019

Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon and his K-9, King, were awarded the 2018 Patrol Case of the Year, Honorable Mention from the National Police Canine Association.

 

Sr. Cpl. Duhon and King were recognized for their apprehension of a suspect, who fled on foot, after attempting to run over a Lake Charles Police

Department Officer during a vehicle pursuit. King was able to track the suspect for approximately 120 yards to a location where he was hiding in a shed.

 

Congratulations, Sr. Cpl. Duhon & King!



Sgt. Lees Young | July 2019

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Lees Young was presented with the 2019 D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year Award for her continued hard work and dedication to the Louisiana D.A.R.E. program. Sgt. Young was presented the award at the 28th Annual Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officer Training Conference that was held in Lake Charles in July.

 

Sgt. Young was chosen out of a number of nominees throughout the state. She has been employed at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office since 1991 and has been a D.A.R.E. officer for the last eighteen years. During her time as D.A.R.E. Officer she has been teaching the program to fifth and seventh grade students at schools in Calcasieu Parish. The D.A.R.E. program educates students about violence, bullying, alcohol, and drugs and allows our deputies to build positive relationships with the students.

 

“Sgt. Young is a hard-working deputy who is committed to the future of the youth in our parish. I am so pleased she is being recognized; after almost two decades of teaching D.A.R.E. in our area schools she is still motivated to make a positive impact on our youth and makes a lasting impression not only in the classroom but with her fellow deputies. I am proud to say she works for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office,” says Sheriff Tony Mancuso.



Sgt. Jeremy Guillory | August 2019

Pictured is Deputy Jeremy Guillory being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sergeant at the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison.



Deputy Rodney Lands | August 2019

Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Rodney Lands after he was awarded the Corrections Deputy of the Quarter in the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison for his dedication and exemplary service.



Deputies McGee, Bennett & Otis | August 2019

Pictured below is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating deputies Gary McGee, Diquan Bennett and Damien Otis after they received commendation pins for going above and beyond the call of duty.

 

On July 3 around midnight deputies McGee, Bennett and Otis helped a family from out of town whose U-Haul trailer had broken down while traveling on the interstate. The deputies assisted them in moving the trailer to an empty lot off the exit and gave them directions to the nearest store.

 

The deputies stayed with one of the family members and the broken trailer until they could get it fixed and be on their way.

 

Thank you, for your commitment and service to our community!



Deputies Chelsey Gault & Robin Domingue | July 2019

Pictured here are CPSO deputies Chelsey Gault and Robin Domingue being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving challenge coins for going above and beyond the call of duty.

 

Earlier this month deputies Gault and Domigue came into contact with a homeless man while working their shift. Deputy Gault took it upon herself, using her own money, to secure the man a hotel room for several nights. Deputy Domingue also provided the man with food, clothing and personal items.

 

These two deputies are perfect examples of Sheriff Mancuso's motto: "Treat everyone like family."



Sgts. Michael Dickerson, Cody Trahan, Dwayne Petroski & Cpl Tyler Jones | July 2019

On July 15, while responding to calls in reference to flooding due to Hurricane Barry, CPSO Sgts. Michael Dickerson, Cody Trahan, Dwayne Petroski, along with Cpl. Tyler Jones were informed of chemo patients that were unable to receive their medications due to high water.  

 

Deputies worked with Mrs. Mary O'Blanc with 1st Option Home Health & Infusion and were able to deliver chemo treatments to patients using the CPSO High Water Trucks.  

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving Commendation Pins. 



Sgts. Cade Doucet, Stephen Arnold & Josh Ledoux | July 2019

On July 15, while responding to calls in reference to flooding due to Hurricane Barry, CPSO Sgts. Cade Doucet, Stephen Arnold and Josh Ledoux rescued a man from a vehicle that had been completely submerged under water.

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving Challenge Coins for going above and beyond the call of duty.



CPSO Marine Division | July 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard presented Sheriff Tony Mancuso and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Division with a Certificate of Appreciation for their assistance and support they provided to the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit in Lake Charles on several occasions.



Lt. Matt Gibbs | June 2019

Pictured below is Lt. Matthew Gibbs being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Challenge Coin for his constant display of exemplary service and work performance.

 

Most recently Lt. Gibbs learned of several guns being stolen out of vehicles in the community. Lt. Gibbs went above and beyond the call of duty on this case and work beyond his normal hours as well as his days off in an attempt to locate the stolen guns.

 

He took it upon himself to coordinate with detectives and the CPSO Crime Deterrent Unit to put together a group of deputies solely focused on these thefts. They reviewed surveillance footage, went door to door in the neighborhood, and interviewed possible suspects and witnesses.

 

Lt. Gibbs passed on all the necessary information to CPSO Vehicle Crimes Detectives and the case ended with warrants for several suspects and the recovery of at least one of the stolen guns.



Cpl. Dewayne Simmons | April 2019

Pictured below is Cpl. Dewayne Simmons, LaGrange Safe School Officer, being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for his exemplary service and work performance.

 

Cpl. Simmons gives his assigned school his maximum effort to ensure the safety and security of the students and faculty members. He has makes a noticeable difference in any school he is assigned to and is always leading by example.



Violent Crimes Detectives | April 2019

Earlier in March CPSO Violent Crimes Detectives Beth McGee, Keeba Barber, Michelle Robinson, Travis Lavergne, Travis Mier, Randall Ravia, and Casey Lafargue learned of a woman and her two young children who were left homeless after an incident that occurred. Detectives used their own resources and secured a hotel for the family. The detectives also took it upon themselves to provide the family with food, clothing, and diapers. These detectives also took it one step further and enlisted help to find the family suitable long term house.

 

They are pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso being congratulated after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty. These detectives are the definition of the Sheriff's motto, "treat everyone like family."



Cpl. Brent Smith | April 2019

In early March CPSO was investigating a negligent homicide involving a Spanish speaking family. CPSO Cpl. Brent Smith, who speaks fluent Spanish, volunteered his day assisting detectives with their investigation. Cpl. Smith was able to translate during all interviews and interrogations with the family members and his efforts were instrumental in solving the case.

 

He is shown here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.



Brown Foundation K-9 Grant | November 2018

Pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso is Lt. Bradley Guidry, K-9 Division, and Edwin F. Hunter, Board Member of the Brown Foundation out of New Orleans.

 

The Brown Foundation awarded Sheriff Mancuso and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office with a $2,000 grant which will be used to acquire state of the art body armor for CPSO K-9s.



Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon | October 2018

Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon and his K-9 King, were awarded the Patrol Case of the 2nd Quarter of 2018 from the National Police Canine Association.

 

Sr. Cpl. Duhon and King were recognized for their apprehension of a suspect who had fled on foot after attempting to run over a Lake Charles Police Department Officer during a vehicle pursuit.

 

He is pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being congratulated on his achievement.



Lt. Jeremy Trahan | October 2018

Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso recognizing Lt. Jeremy Trahan for a job well done.

 

Sheriff Mancuso received a letter of recognition thanking Lt. Trahan for the support and assistance he provided to the DeQuincy Police Department during their investigation on a major burglary case. The assistance Lt. Trahan provided contributed to DQPD solving their case and recovering items of stolen property.

 

Congratulations, Jeremy.



Deputy Katie Leger | September 2018

In early August the CPSO fingerprinting system that is run through the Louisiana State Police database had been going down continuously during work hours due to an overload of customers.  Individuals needing their fingerprints were having to make numerous trips back and forth with the possibility their applications could not be completed.

 

Deputy Leger realized that during the evening hours the system was not overloaded and it would be possible to process more applications.  Leger took it upon herself to return to the office one night, after her regular working hours, and process numerous applications so customers could return the next morning to complete their fingerprinting process.

 

She is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.



Captain Cinnamon Salvador | September 2018

Cinnamon Salvador joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2012 where she worked as a Detective in the Investigations Division. 

 

In 2016 Salvador was transferred to Support Services and promoted to Lieutenant and Director of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy.  Prior to her career at CPSO Salvador was the Police Chief at McNeese State University.  She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.  

 

She is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.



Deputy Cindy Lohnes | September 2018

Deputy Cindy Lohnes is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.

 

She was recognized by Sheriff Mancuso after it was learned, while off duty, she witnessed a shoplifter, called 911, and communicated with dispatchers the shoplifter's location until the suspect could be apprehended.



Deputy Alanna Williams | September 2018

On August 29, Dispatcher Alanna Williams received a Be On The Lookout (BOLO) from the Louisiana State Police in reference to two suspects who were involved in a homicide in New Jersey, along with a child, that were possibly traveling in our area.

 

Deputy Williams not only performed her normal duty by sending out the BOLO to deputies at CPSO, she took it upon herself to contact Border Patrol due to the suspects being illegal immigrants. Deputy Williams stayed in contact with the authorities in New Jersey as they received possible locations on the suspects and would immediately update Border Patrol.

 

The suspects and the child were located at a bus station in Texas and Deputy Williams contacted Border Patrol once again, at which time they were able to apprehend the suspects. Deputy Williams then contacted New Jersey to advise them the suspects had been located.

 

She is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.



Deputy Devon Pesson, Deputy Jacob Williams, Cpl. Travis Killmer, Cpl. Eric Perry, Cpl. Bryan Stephens, Sr. Cpl. Elliott Phillips, Sr. Cpl. Aaron Shelton, Sgt. Jake Daughenbaugh, and Sgt. Jeff Lognion | September 2018

In late July Deputies Devon Pesson, Jacob Williams, Cpl. Travis Killmer, Cpl. Eric Perry, Cpl. Bryan Stephens, Sr. Cpl. Elliott Phillips, Sr. Cpl. Aaron Shelton, Sgt. Jake Daughenbaugh, and Sgt. Jeff Lognion responded to a residence in reference to a woman who advised she wanted to commit suicide.

 

Once they arrived at the residence they were informed by a witness that the woman had gone inside and locked the doors.  They attempted to make contact with the woman but were unsuccessful. After checking all doors and windows to the home for a point of entry, they decided forced entry needed to be made into the residence.

 

Once inside the home they observed the woman unresponsive and unconscious on the sofa with several self-inflicted wounds. Deputies immediately applied tourniquets to the wounds in an attempt to slow or stop the bleeding while waiting for medical personnel to arrive.

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty, thinking quickly and saving the women's life.



Sr. Cpl. Garrett Puckett | August 2018

Sr. Cpl. Garrett Puckett and his K-9 Luuk, were awarded the Patrol Case of the 1st Quarter of 2018 from the National Police Canine Association.  

 

Sr. Cpl. Puckett and Luuk were recognized for their apprehension of a suspect during a burglary in progress after the suspect would not comply with deputies' commands. 

 

He is pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being congratulated on his achievement.   



Cpl. Dennis Mouton | August 2018

In early August Cpl. Dennis Mouton, while off-duty, witnessed a woman stranded on the freeway at night.  Cpl. Mouton stopped his truck, pushed the women's car to a safe place and took it upon himself to get her home safely.

 

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.



Cpl. Cody Wolfe, Sgt. Ryan Tarver, & Lt. Jude Sonnier | August 2018

Earlier in July CPSO deputy Cpl. Cody Wolfe was dispatched to a home in Calcasieu Parish regarding a complaint. When the deputy arrived he observed an infant at the home who had no crib or safe sleep environment. After speaking with the mother the deputy discovered the baby mostly sleeps with the mother. Wolfe explained to the mother the importance of safe sleep practices and informed her of the Cops N' Cribs program.

 

Cpl. Wolfe then contacted CPSO deputies Lt. Jude Sonnier and Sgt. Ryan Tarver, who obtained a crib for the mother through Cops N' Cribs. The deputies along with Charlie Hunter from the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office met with the mother and educated her on the importance of safe sleep habits as well as taught her how to assemble and disassemble the crib for future needs.

 

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty, thinking ahead and possibly preventing a tragic accident.



Lt. Jude Sonnier | June 2018

Jude Sonnier joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2006 where he worked as a Correctional deputy for 2 years. 

 

In 2008 Sonnier was transferred to Enforcement as a patrolman, where he has remained the rest of his career.  In 2011 Sonnier was promoted to Sr. Cpl. as a Field Training Officer in the division and in 2014 he was promoted to Sergeant.  

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Sgt. Donald Shillow, Jr. | June 2018

Donald Shillow joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2012 as a Correctional deputy. 

 

He remained in Corrections until 2013, when he was transferred to the Enforcement Division as a patrolman.  Shillow has worked in several different divisions during his career including the CPSO Crime Deterrent Unit, Safe School, as well as a member of our ACT-Team.    

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Sergeant.



Sgt. Joshua Neal | June 2018

Joshua Neal joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2011 as a Correctional deputy. 

 

He remained in Corrections until 2013, when he was transferred to the Enforcement Division as a patrolman.  In November 2015 Neal was promoted to Sr. Cpl. in the Enforcement Division.  

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Sergeant.



Sgt. Lees Young | June 2018

Lees Young started her career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1991 as a dispatcher in the Communications Division.

 

Young worked at the Iowa Law Enforcement Center from 1998 until 2001, when she was transferred to Youth and DARE, where she has remained.

 

She is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Sergeant.



Deputy Katie Hebert | April 2018

On April 13, Deputy Katie Hebert, who was off-duty with her family at the mall, witnessed a woman sitting outside who was suffering from shortness of breath. Hebert quickly rendered aid to the woman and stayed with her until an ambulance arrived.

 

She is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.



Lt. Bradley Guidry | April 2018

Bradley Guidry started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2007 as a patrol deputy, after working 6 years with the Westlake Police Department. 

 

Guidry has worked in Corrections as well as Airport Security.  In 2012 he was transferred to K9 in Enforcement and was then promoted to Sergeant over K9 in 2016. 

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant in April 2018.



Lt. David Doucett | March 2018

David Doucett started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1999 as a Correctional Deputy for 3 years. 

 

Doucett worked in the Patrol Division from 2002 to 2010.  He was transferred to the Detectives Division where he worked in Sex Crimes, CRD, and Vehicle Crimes.  

 

In March 2018, Doucett was transferred to the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison.  He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Lt. Anitra Deville-Eaglin | March 2018

Anitra Eaglin joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1998 where she worked as a dispatcher in the Communications Division, being promoted to shift Sergeant in 2000, until 2002.

 

After being transferred to Safe School, where she worked as a School Resource Officer until 2013, she was transferred to the Civil Division, where she currently works as a process server.     

 

She is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant in March 2018.

 

 



Lt. Edwardo Borda | February 2018

Edwardo Borda started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1999 as a Correctional Deputy for 2 years. 

 

Borda worked in the Patrol Division from 2001 to 2004.  In July 2004, he was transferred to the Narcotics Division where Borda remained for the latter part of his career.  He was promoted to Sr. Sergeant in the Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit in March 2017.

 

In February 2018, Borda was promoted to Lieutenant over VICE and the Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit.  He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.



Sgt. Kyle Miers | January 2018

On December 18 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Sgt. Kyle Miers, who works in the CPSO Marine Division, was patrolling the Calcasieu Ship Channel near Bayou D'Inde. 

 

During his patrol he observed a kayaker fishing in the middle of the channel.  Sgt. Miers made contact with the man and then continued on his patrol.  Sgt. Miers had idled approximately 300 yards away from the kayaker at which time he decided to go back and check on him. 

 

While Sgt. Miers was turning his vessel around he witnessed the man flip his kayak and go overboard.  When Sgt. Miers reached the victim he observed his life jacket had almost completely slipped off and he was struggling to keep his head above the water due to having on rubber boots that were filling up with water.  Sgt. Miers was able to rescue the victim from the water and pull him aboard the CPSO vessel.  

 

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.