In honor of police week, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office will be holding a memorial service for all the deputies they have lost through the years.

This includes all deputies who succumbed to illness, died suddenly, or died tragically while employed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.

We have lost some real good men and women over the years and this is a way for the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office to honor these brave people for their service and commitment to the citizens of Calcasieu Parish.

The Memorial Service will be held this Wednesday evening May 18, 2016 at 6:00pm at the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office main building located at 5400 East Broad Street in Lake Charles.

On a personal note, my father was employed at the Sheriff's Office when he suddenly passed away of a heart attack in 1997.  He will be honored tomorrow night along with several other deputies that I served with when I was a police officer from 1993-2002.

So please make sure to please go by and pay your respects and show your support to these fallen brave men and women who risked their life to protect and serve our parish!