Deputy Toups, Sgt. Triche assist elderly man

Published 12:01 am Saturday, January 14, 2017

LAPLACE — St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Christopher Toups and Sgt. Sid Triche were chosen Officers of the Fourth Quarter for going above and beyond to assist an ill elderly man during a welfare check.

On Dec. 9, the officers responded to a LaPlace residence in reference to a welfare check. The man, who uses a wheelchair, was left in the care of family members while his wife was in the hospital for a few days.

Upon arrival, Toups and Triche observed the man laying in a bed in unsanitary conditions and provided aid to the man.

“This is beyond law enforcement training,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said.

“They did what few take the time to do.”

Regions Bank sponsored the Officer of the Fourth Quarter Award.