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.
Earlier this month Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Ford was traveling on I-10 while off-duty, when he observed a car stalled on the bridge. Deputy Ford stopped and observed a woman with her young children stuck on the bridge during peak traffic hours. Deputy Ford took the time to stop traffic and help her get off the bridge to a safer area on the side of the road. Deputy Ford also waited with the woman until a family member was able to pick them up.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being presented with a CPSO Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Way to go, Deputy Ford!
Earlier this year CPSO Lt. Dan Hebert responded to a call on Mark Lebleu Road in Lake Charles in reference to a woman passed out in her vehicle. During the call, the lady ended up driving her car through a pasture and into a pond. The car, which was in the middle of the pond, began sinking at which time Lt. Hebert jumped in the water. Lt. Hebert was able to push the vehicle to the bank before it sank and break the window to save the woman.
He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving a CPSO Challenge Coin for his life saving actions.
Last week, during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, we celebrated our CPSO dispatchers! Congratulations to Deputy Callie Nunez, who was awarded CPSO Dispatcher of the Year.
During that week the CPSO Communications Division and RTCC were also recognized and named Best Overall Emergency Communications Team by Zetron, Inc.
Recently Sheriff Tony Mancuso presented Deputy Omri Wilcox with a CPSO Challenge Coin for his actions during a medical emergency involving an inmate at the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Due to Deputy Wilcox’s quick thinking the inmate was revived and transported to a local hospital for treatment.
This is just one of many times Deputy Wilcox has stepped up in a stressful situation. Keep up the great work!
Recently CPSO Deputy Bill Hambor, with the Reserve Division, was recognized by Sheriff Tony Mancuso for his dedication and volunteerism to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Bill Hambor has been volunteering in the Reserve Division for over 25 years and has participated and managed security for countless community events that take place annually such as Marsh Madness, Chennault Air Show, Rabbit Festival, Railroad Festival, Cal-Cam Fair, Louisiana Pirate Festival, and many others. Bill also supports local organizations in his CPSO Reserve capacity by assisting with local events hosted by the Junior League, St. Nicholas Center, Children’s Museum, along with numerous others.
Besides volunteering for events locally, Bill also does much on a personal level for deputies at CPSO. As soon as he hears of deputy in need, Bill is the first one to immediately get on his phone and attempt to organize help and assistance.
Sheriff Tony Mancuso presented Bill with a CPSO Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Congratulations to CPSO Deputy Jonathan Corkran. He was recently promoted to Sergeant in Safe School. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to CPSO Deputy Roy Pesson. He was recently promoted to Lieutenant in Special Services. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to CPSO Deputy Bert Hooper, who was recently promoted to Captain in Investigations. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to CPSO Deputy Casey Lafargue, who was recently promoted to Captain in Investigations. He is pictured being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
Congratulations to CPSO Deputy Travis Lavergne, who is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso after he was recently promoted to Lieutenant in Violent Crimes.