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.


Cpl. Dale Trahan | July 2017

On July 4 Cpl. Dale Trahan, who works in Funerals Division, learned from a friend on social media about an incident that had just occurred at Hardee's in Lake Charles.  An employee, who was a foreign exchange student from Jamaica, had her bike stolen from the business while she was at work.  Trahan also learned that the bike was her only means of transportation.

 

After learning about the incident Trahan, who was off duty, immediately took it upon himself to drive to the Hardee's and bring the employee to a local store to buy her a new bike.

 

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

 

Trahan is also pictured with Hardee's manager, Clifton Deshazo,and employees after they presented him with the Above & Beyond Award for his selfless acts.  



Detective John Melton | July 2017

Detective John Melton, who works in the Financial Crimes and Forgery Division, has solved numerous cases in the past several years; the total stolen amount combined is over $5 million. Several cases Melton has investigated were turned over to the United States Secret Service and prosecuted federally.

 

Investigating financial crimes is complex and very time consuming. In some cases there may be many victims in just one case. These cases require specialized investigative techniques in order to build a case for prosecution.

 

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



Commander Doug Poole | June 2017

Doug Poole has had a career in law enforcement for over 32 years.  He started his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1984.

 

Poole has worked in numerous departments including Enforcement, Investigations, Narcotics, and Corrections.  Poole also served as Captain over Patrol and Investigations at separate times during his career. He is a graduate of the 244th Session FBI National Academy.

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Commander over the Security Enforcement Division.



Captain Les Blanchard | June 2017

Les Blanchard joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1993 in the Corrections Division.  He worked in Corrections and was promoted to supervisor over Intake until he transferred to the Enforcement Division in 1995.

 

Blanchard worked as a patrolman until 1997 when he was transferred to Narcotics, where he stayed until 1999.  In December 1999 Blanchard transferred to Investigations, where he worked in the Violent Crimes Unit.  In 2001 Blanchard was promoted to Lieutenant over Violent Crimes.  

 

In June 2017 Blanchard was promoted to Captain in the Special Services Division.  He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.

 



Commander Will Scheufens | June 2017

Scheufens began his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and remained there until 2000. He worked for the McNeese Police Department until 2004 at which time he returned to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office with the Tony Mancuso administration.

 

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from McNeese State University in 1996. He is also a graduate of the Calcasieu Parish Regional Training Academy 22nd Basic Session and the 193rd session of the FBI National Academy.

 

His law enforcement experience includes corrections, enforcement, criminal and administrative investigations, training, and special operations. His current assignment requires oversight of CPSO operations involving the Marine, School Resource, Lake Charles Regional Airport and Moss Regional Hospital divisions.

 

Scheufens will retire from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in June 2017 with 36 years of service. He is shown here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving his retirement clock. 



Lt. Beth McGee | June 2017

Beth McGee joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1997 where she worked in Communications.

 

In 2000 McGee left the Sheriff's Office and furthered her career as an officer at Probation & Parole.  While working for Probation & Parole McGee received several awards, such as P&P Officer of the Year in Louisiana and P&P Officer of the Year in the Southern States.  

 

McGee returned to CPSO in 2012, where she was assigned to Detectives, working in the Violent Crimes Unit.  She was later promoted to Senior Sergeant and in June 2017 she was promoted to Lieutenant.  

 

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



Lt. James Leubner | June 2017

James Leubner joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1994 in the Corrections Division.  He worked in several departments including Crime Scene and the Forensic Investigative Unit before being transferred to Detectives in 2005.

 

Leubner worked in Property Crimes for 10 years, before he was transferred to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in January 2016, where he remained until April 2017. 

 

In April Leubner transferred back to Property Crimes and was promoted to Lieutenant in June 2017.

 

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



Sgt. Jacob Daughenbaugh | June 2017

Jacob Daughenbaugh joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2009, where he worked as a correctional officer until 2011 when he was transferred to Patrol.

 

In 2014 Daughenbaugh was promoted to a Senior Corporal on Patrol and in June 2017 Daughenbaugh was promoted to Sergeant on Patrol. 

 

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



Lt. Brent Young | February 2017

Brent Young joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1996 in the Corrections Division.  After graduating from McNeese State University in 1998, he was transferred to Enforcement, where he worked patrol until 2003.

 

In 2003 Young was transferred to the Detectives Division, where he worked in several specialized units including Property Crimes, Violent Crimes, and Sex Crimes.   

 

Young was promoted to Senior Sergeant in the Sex Crimes Division in 2015, and in 2017 he was promoted to Lieutenant.

 

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



Deputy Tricia Lognion | March 2017

On March 11, 2017 Deputy Tricia Lognion, who works as an Investigative Assistant in the Violent Crimes Division, observed a man armed with a metal pipe fighting in the parking lot of a local convenience store. She stopped to break up the fight and the suspect fled in a vehicle.  

 

Deputy Lognion secured the crime scene, called for assistance and immediately rendered aid to the victim. She was able to provide responding officers with all the necessary information to identify the suspect.

 

The next week Deputy Lognion also took it upon herself to visit the victim and check on their well-being.  She is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty. 



Lt. Andrae Mitchell | December 2016

Andrae Mitchell joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2007.  He has worked his entire career in Corrections.

 

While working here Mitchell has worked as a Correctional Officer, a POD Supervisor and Sergeant in Corrections. In December 2016 Mitchell was promoted to Lieutenant in Corrections.

 

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



Sgt. Joannie Williams, Sgt. Desmond Wallace, Sgt. Angela Ball, and Sr. Sgt. Jody Pelloquin | September 2016

On September 23 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Elderly Division hosted the 2016 Senior Citizen Fishing Rodeo at the CPSO ponds. When the event was drawing to an end, an elderly gentleman, who was receiving oxygen through an oxygen tank, stood to quickly, lost his balance, and fell into the fishing pond.

 

Sgt. Joannie Williams immediately jumped into the pond and with assistance from Sgt. Desmond Wallace they were able to pull the gentleman out of the pond. They quickly realized the gentleman had sustained an injury from the fall and Sgt. Williams again took quick action, applying tourniquet type pressure to the wound, to prevent excessive bleeding from the injury.

 

Sgt. Angela Ball immediately contacted Sr. Sgt. Jody Pelloquin a certified EMT with the CPSO, and requested an ambulance. When Sr. Sgt. Pelloquin arrived he took over and continued to administer aide to the gentleman, and stabilized him for transport to a local hospital.

 

This incident was very severe, but could have ended much worse had Sgt. Williams, Sgt. Ball, Sgt. Wallace and Sr. Sgt. Pelloquin not reacted so quickly in rescuing and treating the elderly gentleman.

 

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



Lt. Brandon Perry | October 2016

Brandon Perry joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2009,  after working at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.  

 

In 2010 Perry was transferred to the Patrol Division and then in 2012 was transferred to Investigations, where he worked until 2014.  While in Investigations, Perry worked in the Property Crimes Division as well as Violent Crimes.   

 

In 2014 Perry transferred back to Patrol and was promoted to Sergeant.  In October of 2016 Perry was promoted to Lieutenant on Patrol. 

 

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



Lt. Carter Sittig | October 2016

Carter Sittig has over 20 years of law enforcement experience.  He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1993, where he worked as a correctional officer for two years.

 

In 1996 Sittig transferred to the Patrol Division, where he was spent the majority of his career.  

 

In October of 2016 Sittig was promoted to Lieutenant on Patrol. 

 

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



Sgt. Chad Quaal | October 2016

Chad Quaal joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2009, where he worked as a correctional officer until 2011 when he transferred to Patrol.

 

In March 2013 he transferred to Safe School and worked there until August, when he was moved back to Patrol and became a Senior Corporal in June of 2015.

 

In October of 2016 Quaal was promoted to Sergeant on Patrol. 

 

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



Deputy Elrick Jones & Lt. Gerald Allen | October 2016

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy Elrick Jones, who is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at the Calcasieu Parish Alternative School, strives to be a positive mentor to the students, and when necessary, provides council to students going through difficult times.  Deputy Jones has taken this challenge to the fullest by earning his students’ trust and by being a nonjudgmental listener. 

 

Recently this year, he was speaking with some of the students and they explained to him why they sell illegal narcotics on the streets. They told him that it was the only way for them to make money because they felt that no one would give them a job.  Deputy Jones took that literally and challenged the students that if he got them an interview and hopefully a job that they would stop selling narcotics. 

 

With the assistance of CPSO Patrol Lieutenant Gerald Allen, Deputy Jones then arranged several job interviews at a nearby business.  In preparation for their interviews, Deputy Jones coached the students about how to interview for a job focusing on proper speaking and respect. 

 

As the news of Deputy Jones’ efforts spread to the rest of the student body, he began to receive requests from several other students interested in his new program.  Deputy Jones now has a list he keeps on his desk for students to sign if they want to take the challenge. 

 

These deputies continuously fulfill their commitment to our community and our department. They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty. 

 

 

Pictured from top to bottom - Deputy Elrick Jones, Lt. Gerald Allen.  



Lt. Finn Carlton | July 2016

Finn Carlton joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in March 2013. He has worked his entire career in Corrections.

 

Prior to beginning at CPSO Carlton served 23 years on active duty with the United States Army. He graduated the US Army Sergeants Major Academy and was also awarded the Bronze Star.

 

While working here Carlton has worked as a Correctional Officer and a Sergeant in Corrections. He was also awarded Corrections Deputy of The Year in 2016.  In July 2016 Carlton was promoted to Lieutenant in Corrections.

 

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

 



Sgt. Bradley Guidry | June 2016

Bradley Guidry began his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2007 where he worked in the Enforcement Division as a patrolman.  In 2012 Guidry transferred to K9 Division.

 

In June 2016 Guidry was promoted to Sergeant in K9. 

 

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving his promotion to lieutenant.



Lt. Jennifer Creel | June 2016

Jennifer Creel has worked in law enforcement for over 25 years.  She joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2015, where she works in the Legal Department.

 

Before joining CPSO Jennifer worked with the Department of Public Safety.  She holds a  Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.

 

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



Lt. Ron Johnson | June 2016

Ron Johnson has over 30 years in law enforcement.  He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1991 where he worked as a detective.

 

In 1994 Johnson became assistant supervisor over Crimes Against Property.  In 2000 Johnson transferred to the Marine Division were he achieved the certification of Dive Master.

 

In June of 2016 Johnson was promoted to Lieutenant over the Marine Division. 

 

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



Sr. Cpl. Lamar Mayo, Cpl. Justin Sittig,        Deputy Lance Quebodeaux, and Deputy Jonathan Hebert | May 2016

On April 28, 2016 Sr. Cpl. Lamar Mayo, Cpl. Justin Sittig, Deputy Lance Quebodeaux, and Deputy Jonathan Hebert were dispatched to a burglary in progress.  While investigating the burglary, a second call was received in reference to subjects walking through a field.  Due to the close proximity of the calls, deputies realized the calls were likely related.

 

Deputies responded to the field and were confronted with immediate gunfire.  During the gunfire, a marked unit was struck several times.  Deputies observed a small child near a male subject armed with a firearm.  One of the deputies fired one round at the subject, causing the gunfire to cease.  Giving no thought to their own safety, deputies approached and extracted the small child, bringing her to safety.

 

Although the situation ended tragically for the female victim, the swift response of these deputies prevented further violence, likely saving the life of the small child.

 

These deputies continuously fulfill their commitment to our community and our department. They are pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.