Community engagement: SJSO reads to students, spreads Christmas cheer

Published 12:05 am Saturday, December 11, 2021

LAPLACE — Several officers with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office had the pleasure of participating in a literacy event, “Real Officers Read,” Wednesday morning at Fifth Ward Elementary School in Reserve.

Each officer read a book highlighting jobs in law enforcement. They also encouraged students to read books that peak their interest because the more they read, they smarter they will become.

Officers participating were Greg Baker, Brandon Barlow, Pam Bolden, Jenni Estraca, Joseph Knox, Renata Morris, John Norsworthy, Carolina Pineda and Paul Swancey.

Later that evening, St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre welcomed many children at the St. John Sheriff’s Office’s first drive-thru Pictures with Santa event at the Lloyd B. Johnson Law Enforcement Training Center on Cambridge Drive in LaPlace.