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Sheriff Honors Deputies

Thursday, October 19, 2006

On Wednesday October 18, 2006, Sheriff Neustrom honored Deputy of the Quarter winners at a 2pm ceremony. Deputies representing the Administrative, Enforcement and Corrections Divisions were recognized for outstanding service to the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Lafayette Parish.

Deputy of the Quarter Recipients
(3rd Quarter, 2006)


Deputy Jon Fremin – Deputy Fremin has been an employee of the Sheriff's Office since 1993 and currently serves in the Building Maintenance Department at LPCC. He is being nominated for “carrying out his duties with a great sense of responsibility, for being always willing to accept direction and instructions without complaint." As part of the Building Maintenance Department, Deputy Fremin is responsible for maintenance not only at the jail and the main building, but also at the following locations: the Training Center, the Community Corrections Center, the Civil & Tax building, the Work Release building, the Firing Range, and the Community Services building. “Without hesitation, Deputy Fremin grabs each task and completes it with an outstanding work ethic and commitment to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office."


Deputy Vanessa Mitchell – Deputy Mitchell has been with the Sheriff's Office for 29 years and currently serves as Administrative Assistant for the Training and Professional Development Division, where she is responsible for scheduling and recording all courses and conferences taught at the Training Center as well as teaching several of the courses. Not only do the 500 plus LPSO employees receive training, but hundreds of employees from other businesses and agencies also receive some type of training. Deputy Mitchell “takes pride in and applies a great deal of effort to make certain that every detail is taken care of. Her attention to detail and her politeness do not go unnoticed; her supervisors have received numerous compliments pertaining to her professionalism."


Sergeant Dale Thomas – Sgt. Thomas is being nominated for his role in the recent “Warrants Round Up." Sgt. Thomas “planned a prepared an extraordinary program with exceptional attention to detail (while still maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Warrants Section), which allowed the three-day operation to proceed without problem." “This project not only reflected positively on the Sheriff's Office, but also promoted unity and teamwork among divisions."

Lt. Craig Stansbury
Public Information Officer
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office