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 August 14, CPSO Deputy Cory Clophus was off-duty in his marked unit when he was flagged down in reference to an unresponsive 6 month old. Shortly after CPSO Deputy Timothy Trosclair was patrolling in the area when he pulled over to assist.
Without hesitation the two deputies immediately began performing life saving techniques, and continued to do so while transporting the baby to the hospital.
They are show here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
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Congratulations to Deputy Chris Ryan who is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sr. Sgt.
Congratulations to Deputy Allison Toups who is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Sr. Sgt.
Lt. Jody Pelloquin | August 2022
Congratulations to Deputy Jody Pelloquin who is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after recently being promoted to Lieutenant.
In May, CPSO Lt. Dan Herman made contact with an individual who was in need of somewhere to stay overnight. Lt. Herman generously paid for a hotel room with his personal funds to ensure the individual had a place to sleep for the night.
Also, in August Lt. Herman received a tip from a local resident in reference to someone stealing wire from telephone poles. He was able to locate the suspect in the act. This arrest resulted in solving multiple open cases involving wire thefts within our department along with other open cases at agencies in Texas.
He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
In May, CPSO Lt. Neil Gremillion assisted the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office during their investigation in reference to thefts and the sale of stolen property. His assistance resulted in three arrests for theft; copper wire and tubing estimated to be $100,000 to $200,000 and stolen tools worth approximately $15,000 to $25,000.
He is pictured below with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Commendation Pin for his work assisting another agency.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Detective Michelle “Shelli” Fontenot was awarded the 2022 Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award by the Louisiana Bankers Association.
Each year the Louisiana Bankers Association recognizes outstanding law enforcement officers who assist banks with the investigation of financial crimes. Detective Fontenot was one of two recipients to receive the award, which is nominated on by bankers from across the state.
Pictured in photo (front) CPSO Captain Jason Alexander, CPSO Detective Shelli Fontenot, CPSO Commander Nick Fontenot (back) CPSO Lieutenant James Leubner.
Earlier last month CPSO Cpl. Taylor Plaisance was preparing for a DARE graduation at a local school when he learned there was a fire at a home across the street. Cpl. Plaisance arrived at the home and observed half of the mobile home engulfed in flames, he also learned there was an individual still inside the home. Due to Cpl. Plaisance’s quick thinking and heroic actions he was able to locate the individual, in a room fully engulfed in smoke. With the assistance from several bystanders they were able to pull the individual through the window to safety.
The fire department arrived on scene and Cpl. Plaisance continued to go above and beyond his call of duty and assisted with extinguishing the fire and turning the power off to the home.
Cpl. Plaisance is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Challenge Coin for his actions.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso recognizing Pastor Jeff Ralston for his dedication and service to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office. He was given the Service Award during the 2022 Police Memorial Service.
In March CPSO Deputy James Jones was working with the Marine Division and patrolling the waterways near I-10 beach when he observed a man attempting to harm himself on a bank nearby.
Deputy Jones leaped into action and with the help of several other deputies he was able to render assistance to the man, who was later released to emergency medical personnel.
Due to Deputy Jones' observant patrolling and quick thinking he was presented a CPSO Commendation Pin by Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to CPSO Sr. Cpl. Bryan Stewart / K9 Shadow & Sr. Cpl. Aaron Miller / K9 Storm!
They were awarded the Patrol Case of the Quarter for the South Central Region (Sr. Cpl. Stewart and Shadow were awarded for two quarters) by the National Police Canine Association.
They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to Deputy Aaron Montgomery, who was recently promoted to Lieutenant and PRO at the Bell City LEC.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Pictured is Sheriff Tony Mancuso congratulating Deputy Joshua Donovan after he was recently promoted to Lieutenant.
Congratulations Lt. Donovan!