‘We Back The Badge’ evening at VFW
Eunice City Marshals enjoy an evening at the VFW. From left, are Charles Miller, Joshua Carriere, Robert Johnson, Lennie Boulet, and Tim Holford. Back, left, are Misty Credeur, Mike Young and Terry Darbonne. (Photo by Myra Miller)
Among Eunice Police officers present for the VFW meal honoring all law enforcements were, from left, Jeremy Gaspard, patrolman; Mitchell Hoke, lieutenant; and Victor Fontenot, correctional officer. (Photo by Myra Miller)
St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s personnel are, seated from left, Christina Johnwell, dispatcher, Ricky Leger, Vernon Marks and James Bergeron. All local law enforcement agencies were honored at an evening meal prepared and hosted by VFW Post, Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion and DAV. (Photo by Myra Miller)
The VFW Post 8971, Auxiliary, DAV, and American Legion honored local law enforcement with an evening meal Wednesday at the Post Hall on U.S. 190 East.
The theme of the evening, “We Back The Badge,” recognized city police, sheriffs, and city marshals for their service and protection.
Deacon David Guillory gave a prayer of invocation for all law enforcement.
VFW Post Commander Terry Matte extended a warm welcome and a gratitude to all those who serve and protect our city.
Matte added, “Your service does not go unnoticed. It’s with an appreciation and gratitude, that we want to give back, and honor you — you that protect us and serve us everyday, we are grateful.”
Randy Fontenot, Eunice Police chief, appreciated the extended invitation from the Post, Legion, Auxiliary and DAV, as he said, “We appreciate that you recognize our service. We know you appreciate us, and it is known by your service, thank you.”
Terry Darbonne, Eunice City marshal, as well, thanked the honored evening ‘host and roast’. He said, “As I always like to say ‘I’m only as good as my staff.’ Thank you VFW and all of you. We do appreciate this.”
Ricky Leger of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff Office, extended his thanks, “Thank you for your support. We do appreciate all of you.”
At the evening of honor, and in attendance were city aldermen Dale Soileau and Marion “Noostie” Sattler.