Commendations & Promotions

 

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Casey Williamson joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1997 where he was employed as a corrections officer in the jail.

In 1998, he worked in the Community Oriented Policing "C.O.P.S." division, in 1999, transferred to Patrol Division where he was promoted to Sergeant in 2006.

In 2009, Williamson was transferred to the ACT-T Unit where he remained until returning to the patrol division as Lieutenant in April 2014.

He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving his promotion to Patrol Lieutenant.  (April 2014)


 

Greg Kellogg has had a career in law enforcement for over 25 years joining the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in January 1989 after serving 5 years in the US Army. During the course of his employment with CPSO, he has been assigned to Patrol, Investigations, FIU, and Law Enforcement divisions.

In July 2013, Kellogg was promoted to case manager in Vehicle Crimes Investigation Unit and in January 2014 he was promoted to Lieutenant. Kellogg is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.  (February 2014)


 

In October, Calcasieu Correctional Center Deputy Layton Caruthers was participating in the Tough Mudder event when he encountered a fellow runner that had collapsed and was having a seizure.

Largely in part to Deputy Caruthers training as an Emergency Medical Technician and quick response, he was able to provide the collapsed runner with medical care until the ambulance arrived.

Deputy Layton Caruthers is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to save lives.  (November 2013)


 

In October, Calcasieu Correctional Center Deputy Aaron Cole was working a security detail at a local high school football game. Following the game there was a two-vehicle accident in front of the high school, with one of the vehicles on fire.

Deputy Cole reacted quickly and grabbed an extinguisher from the school and extinguished the fire prior to the fire departmentâ??s arrival. He also assisted the fire department with assessments of those involved in the accident and handled traffic control.

Deputy Cole displayed courage and compassion to perfect strangers while sacrificing his own possible well-being. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.  (November 2013)


 

During the early morning hours of August 14, while on routine patrol, Lt. Jason Bergeron observed two subjects on the property of a Sulphur car dealership attempting to steal aluminum wheels, valued at over $21,000, off of several trucks on the lot.

When Lt. Bergeron approached the subjects, both fled on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, both suspects were apprehended without incident.

Due to Lt. Bergeronâ??s continued example and leadership, the car dealership was spared a costly loss and two criminals will be brought to justice.

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty.  (August 2013)


 

Roger Freese joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in November 1992, assigned to the Corrections Division. During the course of his employment with CPSO, he has been assigned to Patrol, Warrants, Violent Crimes, and Safe School divisions.

Freese has remained in the Safe School Division since 2007 and was promoted to Sergeant in August 2013.

Freese is shown here receiving his sergeant stripes by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted.  (August 2013)


 

In June, off-duty CPSO Patrol Captain Craig Bean came across an elderly couple stranded with a flat tire at a gas station in Moss Bluff.

Even though he was off-duty, Captain Bean stopped to offer assistant to the elderly couple by changing their tire.

Captain Bean displayed courage and compassion to perfect strangers while sacrificing his own possible well-being. He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.  (August 2013)


 

In July, off-duty Calcasieu Correctional Center Deputies Christian Bacque and Melissa Patch were traveling on I-10 in Acadia Parish when they came across two stranded motorists on the side of the service road near the Egan Exit.

Even though they were off-duty and out of Calcasieu Parish, Deputies Bacque and Patch stopped to offer assistance to the motorists who had suffered a flat tire.

Deputies Bacque and Patch displayed courage and compassion to perfect strangers while sacrificing their own possible well-being.

They are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty.  (August 2013)


 

On May 21, Cpl. James Reed was dispatched after receiving a call regarding a possible drowning. Cpl. Reed was advised a 12 year old child called 911 and advised his 6 year old brother was in a pond drowning.

Upon arrival, Cpl. Reed discovered the child was stuck on a log in the middle of a pond. Without hesitation, Cpl. Reed removed his equipment, jumped into the pond and rescued the child.

Because of Cpl. Reed's quick response, courage and putting others safety above his, a tragic situation was averted.

He is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to save a life.  (June 2013)


 

Deputy Shelley Trahan is a dedicated employee who goes above and beyond what falls in her duty description.

Since July 2012, Deputy Trahan has worked the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office front desk, excelling in all duties given to her including greeting citizens with professionalism and handling complaints to the best of her abilities.

Deputy Trahan also volunteers to help in the dispatch center when needed and shows pride in all of the work she does.

Her dedication makes her an exemplary employee and deserving of recognition. Deputy Trahan is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for her outstanding work.  (April 2013)


 

Gerald Houston joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in March 1996, assigned to the burglary & theft division. During the course of his employment with CPSO, he has been assigned to the forgery division, narcotics, and also assigned as Community Resident Detective.

In June 2008, Houston was promoted to Lieutenant and LEC case manager. In July 2012, Houston was given additional responsibility of being the P.R.O. for the South Lake Charles LEC and in April 2013 he was promoted to Captain of all CPSO LEC's.

Houston is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.  (April 2013)


 

Craig Stubbs has had a career in law enforcement for over 23 years. He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1995, as a Patrol Deputy.

In 2004, Stubbs was promoted to Lieutenant over Property Crimes in Investigations, in 2005, transferred to Patrol Division as a Shift Lieutenant, and transferred to Civil Division in February 2010. Stubbs has remained in the Civil Division and was promoted to Captain in April 2013.

Stubbs is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Captain.  (April 2013)


 

Gerald Allen joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1999 where he was employed as a corrections officer in the jail. He transferred to the Enforcement Division as a patrolman in 2003 before moving to Indiana to serve in the US Army in 2005.

Allen returned to CPSO Patrol Division in March 2007 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2010 and in February 2013 was promoted to Lieutenant. He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving his promotion to Patrol Lieutenant.  (February 2013)


 

Detective David Doucette has continuously showed kindness and compassion to perfect strangers including victims and their families as well as family members of suspects.

His dedication makes him an exemplary employee and deserving of recognition. Detective Doucette is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for his outstanding work.  (February 2013)


 

Deputy Jennifer Fry and Deputy James Terrell of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Photo Lab are dedicated employees who both go above and beyond what falls in their duty description.

They are very courteous and respective of their fellow co-workers and do not know the word "no" when asked to do something, completing tasks in a very timely manner.

Their dedication makes them both exemplary employees and deserving of recognition. Deputy Fry and Deputy Terrell are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for their outstanding work.  (February 2013)


 

On January 7, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a local hospital regarding a stabbing.

Upon arrival, Deputy Ben White attempted to talk to the suspect believed to be responsible for the stabbing, when he fled on foot. Deputy White was able to follow the suspect and directly assist in locating and apprehending him.

Deputy White is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for going above and beyond the call of duty to protect and save lives.  (January 2013)


 

On October 5, 2012, Deputy Lacey Everett, Sr. Cpl. Jude Sonnier, and Deputy Layton Caruthers, all Emergency Medical Technicians, were assigned to the Fit for Duty for the Corrections Division at the Training Academy.

As the Correctional Deputies were completing the final stages of the exercise, one of the deputies became ill. As Deputies Everett, Sonnier, and Caruthers approached him, they noticed he was not breathing and appeared to have had a heart attack. The EMT's immediately began CPR on him and continued CPR until the ambulance arrived.

Largely in part to Deputy Everett, Sonnier, and Caruthers training and quick response, the deputy received medical care and is now recovering.

Deputy Lacey Everett, Sr. Cpl. Jude Sonnier and Deputy Layton Caruthers are pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Challenge Coin for going above and beyond the call of duty to save lives.  (October 2012)


 

Lee Byrne joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff''s Office in 2002, as a part-time correctional officer. Byrne became a full-time deputy in 2003 where he was assigned to the Patrol Division.

Byrne has remained in the Patrol Division and was promoted to Senior Corporal in 2006 and in June 2012 he was promoted to Sergeant. He has also been an alternate member of the CPSO ACT-Team since 2010.

Byrne is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Sergeant.  (June 2012)


 

Jason Bergeron has had a career in law enforcement for over 18 years. He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff''s Office in 2000, as a Patrol Deputy.

Bergeron has remained in the Patrol Division and was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and in June 2012, he was promoted to Lieutenant.

Bergeron is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant. (June 2012)


 

Since joining the CPSO Forensic Investigation Unit Division in October 2011, twenty year CPSO veteran Sgt. Chris Cormier has shown great interest in the field of forensics and has gone above and beyond with any assignment he is given.

Sgt. Cormier is very patient and professional while speaking with citizens of Calcasieu Parish, taking the time to listen and assist them in their time of need.

His dedication makes him an exemplary employee and deserving of recognition. Sgt. Cormier is pictured with Sheriff Tony Mancuso receiving a Commendation Pin for his outstanding work.  (Feb 2012)


 

Gene Pittman has had a career in law enforcement for over 17 years. He joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in November of 2004, as a Corrections Officer. In 2007, Gene was transferred to the Patrol Division where he worked night shift patrol. In 2008, he was transferred to the Vice Division and six months later to the Narcotics Division where he served as a Team Leader and ultimately a Supervising Sergeant.

Gene has remained in the Narcotics Division since that date and in 2002 was assigned to the Safe Streets Task Force. In January 2009, he was again promoted to Supervising Sergeant and named the Assistant Director of the CAT Drug Task Force. In January of 2012, Gene was promoted to Lieutenant and named the Director of the CAT Task Force.

Gene is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Lieutenant.  (Jan 2012)


 

Michael Walker began his career at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 1997 where he worked in the jail. He was transferred to the Enforcement Division as a patrolman in 1998, and later promoted to Patrol Sergeant.

In 2004 Walker was transferred to Narcotics Division where he worked as a detective. In 2005 he was transferred to full-time ACT Team Unit. He has remained in the ACT Team Unit and was promoted to Lieutenant in November 2011.

Walker has also been a member of the Calcasieu Parish SWAT Team for the past 9 years. He is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after receiving his promotion to lieutenant.  (Jan 2012)


 

John Reddin joined the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in 2001 where he was employed as a corrections officer in the jail. He transferred to the Enforcement Division as a patrolman in 2003. Reddin has remained in the Patrol Division and was promoted to Senior Corporal in 2011 and in January 2012 he was promoted to Sergeant. He has also been a member of the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Honor Guard for the past 6 years. Reddin is shown here being congratulated by Sheriff Tony Mancuso after being promoted to Sergeant.  (Jan 2012)