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Corey Johnson Named Latest Challenge Coin Award Winner

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

      The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office proudly announces that Corey Johnson, a deputy in the LPSO Community Program House, has been selected as the current winner of the LPSO Corrections Challenge Coin Award. This award recognizes Corrections employees who, through their work ethic and actions, personify the attributes of leadership, creativity, honor, and innovation. The award is unique in that every new winner is selected by the current winner, making it truly a peer-to-peer award.


     Deputy Johnson was nominated by the previous winner, Deputy Mary Gerard. Mary wrote in her nomination letter, “I had the opportunity to be introduced to Deputy Corey Johnson while working overtime at the Community Program House. Immediately, I was impressed with his innovative thinking, his motivation to exceed, his job expectations and his welcoming demeanor. He is a driven individual who is constantly thinking of ways to improve his surroundings. He took great pride in the continuing productivity at the Community Program House. He has a desire to be knowledgeable of his deputy duties both inside the jail and at the Community Program House. Deputy Corey Johnson’s positive attitude and open mind is an outstanding force to be reckoned with. It is because of this, that I nominate Deputy Corey Johnson as the next winner of the LPSO Corrections Challenge Coin Award.    


The Challenge Coin Award process now stipulates that Corey identify and nominate the next award winner. Congratulations to Corey Johnson for a job well done!

Julio Naudin
Communications Coordinator