Sheriff Greg Champagne presents several employee awards
Published 10:04 am Saturday, March 25, 2023
LULING—Sheriff Greg Champagne presented several awards to employees of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office during a staff meeting on March 23, 2023.
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝗵𝗮𝗻- 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗜𝘀𝗮𝗮𝗰 𝗚𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮 – 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗹 𝗟𝗲𝘄𝗶𝘀 – 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
On July 27, 2022, deputies were dispatched to Ash Street in Hahnville in reference to a shooting. Detective Isaac Genova, Deputy Timbrel Lewis, and Sergeant Steven Mahan soon arrived on the scene.
Sergeant Mahan began directing assets and responses of incoming units while prioritizing the actions of officers on the scene.
Detective Genova located a gunshot victim, triaged him from head to foot, located an entry/exit wound, and properly applied a tourniquet.
Deputy Lewis located a second gunshot victim bleeding heavily from the leg. She properly applied a tourniquet and noticed that the bleeding was not stopping. She requested a second tourniquet, applied it and the bleeding stopped.
The St. Charles EMS Director and ER Physicians stated that Deputy Lewis and Detective Genova’s proper tourniquet applications saved the lives of the two gunshot victims.
It is for these reasons Detective Isaac Genova, Deputy Timbrel Lewis, and Sergeant Steven Mahan are receiving the Distinguished Service Award.
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗛𝗲𝗻𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗹 – 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
On September 10, 2022, deputies were dispatched to Dianne Drive in St. Rose in reference to a stabbing. Deputy Henry Sill was the first to arrive on the scene.
Deputy Sill could hear someone inside the residence calling out for help. Deputy Sill searched for an entry point, but all the doors and windows of the residence were locked. Deputy Sill had to force entry into the residence, where he located the victim lying on the master bathroom floor. Deputy Sill observed that there was a large pool of blood surrounding the victim. Deputy Sill triaged the victim and applied a tourniquet to the victim’s leg. Deputy Sill then began directing incoming units.
An EMT reported that had Deputy Sill not been proactive with the application of the tourniquet, the victim would have more than likely progressed into irreversible shock. He added that Deputy Sill’s quick thinking, perfect location selection, and adequate pressure applied directly impacted the chances of a positive outcome.
Attending hospital staff reported that due to the amount of blood loss and the location of the stab wound, the victim was lucky to be alive. They advised that quick action and immediate lifesaving efforts saved the victim’s life.
It is for these reasons Deputy Henry Sill is receiving the Distinguished Service Award.
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗠𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 –𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
𝗗𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗤𝘂𝗶𝗰𝗸 – 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
On August 27, 2022, deputies were dispatched to Maryland Drive in Luling in reference to a medical emergency involving two possible overdosed patients.
Upon arrival, Deputy Douglas Miller located an unresponsive male in the kitchen. He administered two (2) doses of Narcan with no effect. Detective Paul Quick arrived and administered two (2) more doses of Narcan, also with no effect. Deputy Miller and Detective Quick determined that CPR was necessary and they began administering lifesaving techniques until EMS arrived. EMS Personnel were able to locate a pulse and transported the patient to the hospital.
The EMS Director advised that the actions of Deputy Miller and Detective Quick, specifically CPR, resulted in maintaining the blood flow to and from the brain which helped to stabilize the patient for transport and ultimately saved his life.
It is for these reasons that Deputy Douglas Miller and Detective Paul Quick are receiving the Distinguished Service Award.
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗽 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿 – 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗝𝗮𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 – 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘂𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗲𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆𝗹 𝗥𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀𝗼𝗻– 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗬𝗮𝗻𝗰𝘆– 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿– 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
On January 23, 2023, a white van drove up to the sallyport at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center and a female exited the vehicle stating, “We couldn’t make it to the hospital! Can you help my baby?” Deputy Philip Schaefer observed a young male subject holding what appeared to be blood-soaked towels around his right wrist.
Deputy Schaefer directed them to the visitation lobby and immediately began rendering aid. Deputy Schaefer began applying direct pressure as Deputy James White made an improvised tourniquet with his belt. When he realized that it was not working he made a second improvised tourniquet from an accompanying family member’s belt, but the wound continued to bleed profusely.
Sergeant Jared Yancy arrived with his department-issued trauma kit and provided an actual tourniquet, which was applied. Deputy Chris Spencer arrived with his personal tourniquet, which was also applied. Deputy Schaefer continued to apply direct pressure to stop the bleeding.
Deputy Schaefer noticed that the patient’s skin was cool and clammy and was in the beginning stages of shock and requested blankets to keep him warm. Deputies Schaefer and White then moved the patient into the back seat of Sergeant Yancy’s unit and he was transported to a local hospital. Sergeant Darryl Richardson provided an escort in his marked unit. While enroute to the hospital, Deputy Schaefer maintained direct pressure to control the bleeding.
Medical Staff advised that the quick action of the deputies applying tourniquets and direct pressure resulted in stabilizing the patient and minimizing blood loss. Without the care provided, the results may have been fatal.
It is for these reasons that Deputies Schaefer and White are receiving the Distinguished Service Award. Sergeants Yancy, Richardson, and Deputy Spencer are also worthy of special recognition with a Letter of Commendation.
𝗗𝗲𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘆 𝗗𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗖𝘂𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗲 – 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
On January 16, 2022 at around 11:20 a.m., members of the Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department responded to Fourth Street in Norco in reference to a structure fire at the H.C. Alexander Funeral Home.
During Fire suppression operations, a Lieutenant with the Fire Department had begun removing a large diameter hose from an engine which can become very heavy depending on the amount that needs to be removed. The Lieutenant was dragging this hose to a nearby hydrant in order to begin supplying water to the engine. While doing so, the Lieutenant was having several difficulties and was in need of help. Deputy Derrick Cuffie, unprompted, lifted the hose and assisted with dragging the hose to the hydrant. Deputy Cuffie then helped pull it all the way to the hydrant which then allowed the Lieutenant to supply water to the engine, thus saving nearby homes from exposure to fire damage.
The Norco Volunteer Fire Department Chief advised Deputy Cuffie’s quick thinking, initiative, and judgment should be commended as his actions directly contributed to the saving of property and potentially prevent loss of life due to exposure.
It is for these reasons that Deputy Cuffie is receiving a Letter of Commendation.
𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬
Sheriff Greg Champagne also announced some honorable Years of Service acknowledgments at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Employees receive years of service pins on five-year increments throughout their employment to signify their dedication to the Sheriff’s Office.
Photographed employees from the most recent presentation during a staff meeting on March 23, 2023 are as follows:
𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝗹𝘃𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗼𝗻 of the Corrections Department received his 25 Years of Service pin.
Employees that received their 30 Years of Service pin were 𝗟𝗶𝗲𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗣𝗮𝘂𝗹 𝗔𝗱𝗮𝗺𝘀 of Court Security, 𝗟𝗶𝗲𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗼𝗶𝘁 of the Patrol Division, and 𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱 𝗦𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗵, Chief of Enforcement Personnel.
Congratulations were given to these employees for their hard work and faithful dedication they have provided to not just the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office but to the citizens of St. Charles Parish.