Post Academy graduates

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 30, 2010

St. John Parish Sheriff Wayne L. Jones and Maj. John Gonor congratulate five St. John Parish Sheriff’s deputies who graduated from the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Regional Post Academy in May at the Thibodaux High School Campus. The 12-week training course featured instructions in firearms, physical fitness, Louisiana criminal and traffic laws, report writing, interview and interrogation techniques, and general investigations. Pictured left to right are Deputy Anthony Bullock, Deputy John Champagne III, Deputy Bernard Tassin, Sheriff Jones, Maj. Gonor, Deputy Carlos Ledesma and Cpl. Russell Smith. Bullock began his career with the Sheriff’s Office in January and is assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division. Champagne began in September 2003, Tassin began in May 2008, Ledesma began in February 2008, and Smith began in Oct. 2007. All are assigned to the Corrections Division.