Before Thanksgiving CPSO deputies handed out Thanksgiving turkeys instead of tickets to citizens throughout the parish who committed minor traffic violations, such as no seatbelt or speeding.
Thank you to Caran and Harry Shaheen, owners of the 5 Star Convenience Stores, who donated the 50 turkeys to CPSO.
Thank you to Mr. Bill Kyser from Kyser Family Farms in Alablama, and his family members for coming out and frying fish for CPSO deputies.
Sheriff Tony Mancuso and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies donated over $45,000 to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana.
United Way of SWLA serves Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis parishes by working to deliver programs and services that target the communities needs.
Congratulations to Sara Kellogg, daughter of Lt. Greg Kellogg, and Katy Nugent, daughter of Assistant Warden Scot Nugent, for being awarded the 2017 Louisiana Sheriff's Association scholarship.
Sara (pictured above) and Katy (pictured below) are shown with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving their scholarship.
Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Lake Charles Chapter, in partnership with the Lake Charles Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office, and the Lake Charles Police Department, will sponsor its annual forum on "Violent Crimes, Scams, and Cons Against Senior Citizens.
Meeting to discuss plans are (from left) Carla Clark, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority president; Sheriff Tony Mancuso, District Attorney John DeRosier; Christine Mandubourg, TLOD president; and Lt. James Steward, CPSO Public Relations Officer.
We would like to say thank you to First Baptist Church in Moss Bluff for bringing our deputies working at the Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center a delicious meal.
Dexter A. Oquinn, J.D. Malone, Bernard Webb, Alphonso J. Spencer, Richard B. Stahl, Jerry L. Webb, Clyde D. Guillotte, Danny P. Thibodeaux, Judy A. Bernard, Chantel Landry-Iles, Charles Mclemore, Jim E. Ely, Carl Renfro, John Bailey, Carmen G. Williams, Harlie Sittig, Ben Richard, Houston Fruge Jr., Clyde H. Dennis, Donald Coleman, Williams Morris, Malik O. Manuel, Michael Skinner, Keith Strickland, John W. Roach, James Garrett, Hubert M. Matthews, Ronald Ardoin, Bettye S. Brown, Mackenzie Slaughter, Theresa Baldwin, Nathan Taylor, Vanessa Washington, Lester Duhon, Verlin Sonnier, Barbara Forsythe, Kathleen D'Water, Richard D. Brown, Gilbert Cuzdey Jr., Rickey Watson, and Steven T. Noblit
Sheriff Tony Mancuso held a drawing for all deputies who donated to the local United Way Organization.
Sgt. Ryan Mareno won the raffle and choose the gift card to purchase a personal firearm.
Due to the tragic flooding event that took place in August the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office along with Able Plumbing held a toy drive to collect Christmas gifts for children and families that were affected by the flooding. The toys collected were picked up today by Sheriff Jason Ard, Livingston Parish Sheriff.
“I am proud of our community, which always comes together to help others in need,” stated Sheriff Tony Mancuso. “We were able to collect a trailer full of toys that will be sent to Livingston Parish in time for Christmas. We also held a separate toy drive and deputies donated toys and bikes to help numerous families in our own parish who are in need during the Christmas season.”
The Gillis Elementary Choir, headed by Angela Hollis, preformed Christmas Carols for the Moss Bluff Law Enforcement Center on Thursday, December 8.
CPSO would like to thank Sale Street Baptist Church for dropping off snacks and showing their support for our deputies.
CPSO would like to thank Michael Lombard the Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Healthcare Group in Sulphur and their employees for providing lunch to some of our deputies.
Thank you to SOWELA Technical Community College for coming show their support for our deputies.
CPSO would like to thank The Service Club of Adutls With Disablitlies - Aktion Club of SWLA for dropping off goodies to our deputies.
They are pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso
Pictured here with Sheriff Mancuso is Mrs. Melanie Alexander, Mrs. Lillie Black, and Mrs. Lazetta Fontenot.
They delivered a cake from the members of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Jennings to say thank you to our deputies.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Wings of Hope Royalty for donating gift care packages to the deputies over the weekend of July 30th, 2016.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office would like to say thank you to Parker & Carson. They made our CPSO deputies officer survival kits and visited our office to hand them out.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office would like to say thank you to Ms. Shelbie.
Shelbie made our CPSO deputies officer survival kits and visited our Moss Bluff LEC and main office to hand them out.
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office would like to say thank you to the community for their thoughtfulness and support during this trying time for law enforcement everywhere.
We would like to send a special thank you to Mr. Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Kay, and Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School for their thoughtful gifts they dropped off for deputies.
Allison Blanchard, graduate of Barbe High School and daughter of Detective Les Blanchard, was awarded the 2016 Louisiana Sheriff's Association scholarship.
She will be attending McNeese State University this fall. Allison will major in mass communications and will also compete in track and field.
Congratulations Allison, and best of luck to you!
Mr. Duhon was given the Minute Man Coin for his help during an incident on April 28. Mr. Duhon called 911 and was able to give deputies the location of the gunman and the victims so deputies were able to quickly respond. Mr. Duhon stayed at the scene to keep an exact location on the suspect until deputies arrived.
Mr. Duhon is pictured here with Sheriff Tony Mancuso.
On April 23 several deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office participated in The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Foundations fourth annual Dragon Boat Races.
The CPSO team "Blew By You" won first in their division and fourth overall.
Dina Istre - Captain
Rick Daughenbaugh -Co. Captain
Bethany Dilts, Nicole Ory, Todd Ory, LiAna Gray, Cade Doucet, Grant Strength, Brandon Miller, Jeremy Dansby, Lamar Mayo, Leonard Crawford, Yusherya Bolt, Brent Young, Rose LeBlanc, Neil Gremillion, Greg Nall, Alex Zaunbrecher, Jacob Dunnehoo, Sabrina Benoit, and Amanda Williams.
The 3 and 4 year old children from Bright Beginnings Day Care Pre-K class in Moss Bluff visited the deputies at the Moss Bluff Substation on September 28th and brought the deputies cookie cake to tell them "Thank you for keeping us safe."
Samuel Smith, graduate of Sam Houston High School and son of Deputy Tanzie Smith, was awarded the 2015 Louisiana Sheriff's Association scholarship.
He will be attending Louisiana Tech this fall and will be majoring in mechanical engineering.
Congratulations, Sam, and best of luck to you!