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 SHERIFF LARPENTER AWARDED CRIME-FIGHTING SHERIFF OF THE YEAR
 
 

SHERIFF JERRY LARPENTER HONORED BY VICTIM RIGHTS GROUP

 

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter has been no stranger to awards and recognitions during the course of his career.

One in particular, however, has recently put a broad smile on his face.

Crime Fighters of Louisiana, a law and order and victim advocacy organization, named Sheriff Larpenter its Crime-fighting Sheriff of the Year at its 2019 Inaugural Awards Gala.

“I’m not much for seeking recognition, and that’s never been the reason why I do this job,” Sheriff Larpenter said. “But to be chosen for this is indeed an honor, especially when I see some of the other names of people they singled out.”

Each year since 1993 the Crime Fighters have chosen a slate of honorees in legal, law enforcement, victim services, communications and other fields, for displaying qualities consistent with the organization’s philosophy and goals.

The Sheriff Crime-fighting Award goes to a sheriff who has “instituted the toughest, yet fair, crime-fighting policies or has been the most proactive when it comes to caring for victims.”

Over its existence, Crime Fighters has emerged as a voice to toughen laws against violent criminals and to support legislation that promotes the rights of victims.  The organization aided passage of truth-in-sentencing laws and helped with establishment of a Louisiana Crime Victim Reparations Board.

“It makes me feel good to see that there are people who understand and appreciate what we in law enforcement do,” Sheriff Larpenter said. “I feel that I share this award with all the men and women who work in my department and are out there keeping people in the community safe every day.”

 

 
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SHERIFF JERRY J. LARPENTER
 
 Jerry Larpenter is a native of Bayou Cane in Terrebonne Parish, and joined the Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy, after serving four years as a military police officer and in a Special Forces unit with the U.S. Air Force. He went on to become a detective and to head up the Sheriff’s Office Uniformed Division.

While in that post he was chosen to succeed the late Charlton Rozands as sheriff, and department’s patrol division, in 1987, and was subsequently elected on his own to retain it. Sheriff Larpenter remained in office until 2008, when he ran for a different parish post, and returned in 2012, remaining through the present. In 2018 Sheriff Larpenter announced that he would not be seeking another term.

Among his accomplishments have been playing a key role in development of the parish jail in Ashland, an inmate work program that has provided benefits to the school district, parish government and various non-profits, construction of new quarters for the department’s narcotics division as well as its motor pool, and construction of a new rifle range and regional police training academy.

 

 
 
 
 
COL. TERRY DAIGRE
CHIEF DEPUTY 
 

As Chief Deputy, Col. Daigre is the second-highest ranking official in the Sheriff's Office, a position he has earned while rising through the ranks for 23 years, joining after serving in the U.S. Army. His last position before appointment as Chief Deputy was commander of the TPSO Narcotics Division.

Col. Daigre began his law enforcement career -- as many deputies do -- working at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex, the joined the patrol division. For two decades Col. Daigre served on the Sheriff's SWAT Team, has been a member of the department's Honor Guard, and handled motorcycle patrol and traffic duties. Primarily, however, his experience has been as a detective. He also completed two separate schools involving Active Shooter training.


 
 
 MAJ. MALCOLM WOLFE
 CHIEF OF DETECTIVES 
 
Major Wolfe began his career with TPSO in 1987 as a road patrol deputy, after two years studying Criminal Justice at Nicholls State University.
Within three years he was promoted to detective, and while fulfilling that role became a member of the TPSO SWAT Team. In 2002 Maj. Wolfe became Assistant Chief of Detectives, a position he held until 2008. That was the year he was appointed commander of uniformed division at the rank of Major. 
In 2012 Maj. Wolfe left uniform command and returned to the Detective Division, as Chief of Detectives, a position he continues to hold. 
 
 


 
CAPT. PETER GUIDRY
PATROL COMMANDER