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.

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.



Sgt. Lamar Mayo | October 2016



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.