Many centuries ago, the Jewish prophet Isaiah said, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6 KJV) That prophecy was fulfilled hundreds of years later with the birth of Jesus, and it is His birth that we celebrate during this Christmas season.
In the spirit of the Christmas and New Year season, I want to offer my gratitude to some very special people.
I am grateful to the wonderful staff of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Each of these fine men and women work hard to serve the citizens of our parish. Their unselfish devotion pays dividends for all. Thank you, staff, for your service to the Sheriff’s Office and all of Washington Parish.
I am grateful to the families of our officers. Being the spouse or family member of a law enforcement officer is not an easy task, especially at a time when some segments of our society do not appreciate the professional job being done by law enforcement in Washington Parish and elsewhere. These wonderful families sacrifice much so that each officer can fulfill his or her duty. Thank you, family members, for your unselfish support of our officers.
I am grateful to the citizens of Washington Parish for your support of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. We work for you and it means so much to know that you support our efforts to help make Washington Parish a great place to live. When I was first elected as your Sheriff, I pledged that we would always attempt to do the right thing at the right time and for the right reason. We have tried to do that and your support has been a great part of that effort. Thank you for all you do for us, and especially for your prayers on behalf of our officers who do a fantastic job helping to make Washington Parish a safe place in which to live.
I wish each resident of our parish a very blessed Christmas and a very Happy New Year! May 2017 be a year of blessing for all.