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.
On Christmas Eve, 2020, CPSO deputies learned of a woman with several young children in need. The family had no money or place to stay and was unable to contact family members for help.
Deputy Chris Miller purchased items of necessity for the family and also took it upon himself to pay for a hotel for the family to stay in for a few nights.
He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso, receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
In July 2020 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received several calls in reference to children playing in the roadway. Deputies would respond to find children playing basketball, but never blocking the roadway.
Overtime Deputy John Hays formed a relationship with the children and would go by to check on them or join in on their basketball games in between his calls and on his days off.
In December 2020, Deputy Hays along with Deputies Sabrina Hays and Crystal Plant, collected donations from other CPSO deputies and purchased a new basketball goal along with other goodies and delivered them to the children for Christmas.
They are pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Pictured is Deputy Casey Steech being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sergeant in the Enforcement Division.
Baton Rouge Senior Special Agent Jacqueline Elders presented Commander Gene Pittman, Captains Beth McGee, and Ben Angerstein with a plaque for their outstanding assistance and support on behalf of the United States Secret Service.
Pictured is Sgt. Carol Anne Bourge after she was presented with an award for her exemplary service within the Enforcement Division.
Sgt. Bourge has been employed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office since 1992. She has spent the last two years in the Enforcement Division working as the Sergeant at the front desk.
Congratulations, Sgt. Bourge!
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Jimmy Terrell after he was recently promoted to Lieutenant in the Special Services Division.
Cpl. Alex Zaunbrecher, who currently works in the Enforcement Division, was recently recognized by Sheriff Tony Mancuso for going above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions.
Zaunbrecher has worked past her scheduled shifts or worked while off-duty on several occasions in attempts to aid in solving cases. Zaunbrecher has also been a great example of the Sheriff's motto, treat everyone like family, whether it be by helping someone change a tire while she was off-duty or helping a homeless family with clothes for their young children.
She is pictured below receiving a Challenge Coin from Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Justin Pete after he was awarded the Corrections Deputy of the Quarter at the Calcasieu Correctional Center for his dedication and exemplary service.
Pictured is Deputy Clay Planchard being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Lieutenant in Corrections.
On May 19, Deputy Michael LaVergne, who was off-duty, witnessed a truck rolling into the water while attempting to back their boat in at a launch in Moss Bluff. During the incident the owner of the boat fell off the dock into the water and was trapped between two boats. LaVergne also observed the truck starting to sink with two children still inside.
Thanks to his quick thinking, LaVergne was able to save the owner and get him out of the water as well as save the children out of the sinking truck.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Pictured below is Deputy Cody Soileau being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Lieutenant. Lt. Soileau will be the new PRO at the Iowa Substation.
Sr. Cpl. Chris Hathaway was awarded a Challenge Coin after his heroic actions while attempting to save an individual's life last month. He was presented the coin by Sheriff Tony Mancuso for his quick thinking and selfless and courageous actions.
Congratulations, Sr. Cpl. Hathaway!
Sgt. Jeremy Wolford and his K-9 Max, were awarded the Patrol Case of the 4th Quarter of 2019 from the National Police Canine Association.
He is pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being congratulated on his achievement.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Assistant Warden Chris Domingue after he was awarded a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Domingue played a critical role in setting up video conferencing between judges and inmates at the CCC and CSP during the initial COVID-19 outbreak. Sheriff Mancuso received several letters and phone calls complementing Domingue's hard work and dedication to the project.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Nate Johnson after he was awarded a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
While working an off-duty security detail at a local grocery store Deputy Johnnson was observed assisting an elderly women load her groceries in her car. Deputy Johnson is a great example of the Sheriff's motto, "Treat everyone like family".
Way to go, Deputy Johnson.
Pictured is Sgt. Donald Sherer being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being certified as a Crime Scene Analyst (CCSA) by the International Association for Identification.
The International Association for Identification has 44 divisions representing 48 states and 45 counties. There is currently only 6 certified CCSAs in the state of Louisiana and 493 certified internationally.
Congratulations, Sgt. Sherer!
On February 5 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit (VCIU) investigated 13 vehicle burglaries in the Lake Charles and Iowa areas.
After an investigation detectives were able to make 7 arrests and recover 6 stolen firearms along with 2 stolen vehicles.
Lt. Brandon Miller along with Sr. Sgt. Warner Levy and Sgts. Matthew Bean, Hollan Dyer, Kardel Guidry, Greg Nall, and Austin Peloquin continually put in extra time and effort into their investigations and constantly demonstrate a level of competence that surpasses expectations.
They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving Commendation Pins.
Late last year CPSO Cpl. Leonard Brown was on his way home, while off-duty, when he observed a fellow CPSO deputy struggling with a suspect in the roadway. Brown immediately stopped and rendered assistance to the deputy. Brown was able to gain control of the suspect and place him in handcuffs.
Pictured below is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating CPSO Brown after he received a commendation pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Great job, Cpl. Brown!
In November, 2019, CPSO Cpl. Jacob Williams and Deputy Logan Leger were dispatched to a residence after it was discovered a special needs child had wandered away from his home.
When Williams and Leger arrived at the scene they immediately started searching the surrounding area. It was imperative deputies find the child as soon as possible due to the rapid deterioration of the weather.
The deputies were able to locate the child in a wooded area near the home. Due to the wet and cold weather conditions deputies gave the child their jacket and boots while they carried him back to the residence.
They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a commendation pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Keep up the great work!
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Ashley Verrett who works at the Calcasieu Sheriff's Prison. Verrett was awarded the CSP Corrections Deputy of the Quarter for January through March, 2020, for her dedication and exemplary service.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Noah Oakman who works at the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Oakman was awarded the CCC Corrections Deputy of the Quarter for January through March, 2020, for his dedication and exemplary service.
Pictured is Deputy Roy Jones being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sergeant.
Pictured below is Deputies Cody and Tori Wolfe being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving Challenge Coins for going above and beyond the call of duty.
In August Cody and Tori were having dinner at a local restaurant when they noticed a man at another table that was possibly having some medical issues. When Tori approached the man she observed him to have no pulse and immediately started CPR. Within minutes the man was coherent and responding. Cody called an ambulance and both he and Tori stayed with the man until medical personnel arrived.
Pictured below is CPSO Lt. Beth McGee and detectives Travis Mier, Randall Ravia, Travis Lavergne, Casey Lafargue and Jerod Abshire. They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being congratulated for receiving Certificates of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of Justice for their assistance to the FBI in an investigation and successful prosecution of a suspect for federal kidnapping & child sex offenses.
Congratulations & great work!
Sgt. Nathan McKee and his K-9, Rudy, were awarded the Patrol Case of the 2nd Quarter of 2019 from the National Police Canine Association.
Sgt. McKee and Rudy were recognized for their apprehension of a suspect who was wanted for carjacking. The suspect led deputies on a vehicle pursuit and short foot pursuit into a wooded area, where he was ultimately taken into custody.
Keep up the good work guys!