TPSO News (Archived): Nov 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2010 [Archive]
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NATALBANY – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards cordially invites you to attend the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Monthly Prayer Breakfast Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:30 a.m. at the Natalbany Baptist Church located at 48024 Parsonage Road Natalbany, La.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
HAMMOND – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards would like to remind everyone that Thursday evening from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, the sheriff’s office along with numerous law enforcement agencies from across the country, will be putting on a live K9 demonstration at Southeastern’s Baseball Field.
Agencies from New York, Ohio, Miami and many others are here competing in the 2010 USPCA National Field Trials. This K9’s and their handlers have been here for the past week competing in areas of obedience, agility, apprehension an article searches. These competitors where chosen because they scored the highest in their Regions which made them eligible to compete nationally.
We encourage every to attend this extraordinary event complements of Sheriff Edwards. These teams are excited and ready to perform and demonstrate how vital a role K9’s play in law enforcement.
Pictured are Deputy Mike Dean, K9 Emir and Sgt. Tommy Ferrand. Competing in the area of criminal apprehension with gunfire.
“Greatness” visits Ponchatoula
PONCHATOULA – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards and his team pose with survivor Ashlee Stokes of Covington, La after the “Mock Crash” demonstration at Ponchatoula High. This event was hosted by the Louisiana State Police Troop L and the SLU School of Nursing.
This demonstration allowed Ponchatoula High school student to experience what could be “reality” in the event someone gets behind of the wheel of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Sheriff Edwards watched as the students, deputies, troopers, ambulance and fire services arrived on the scene of a mock fatality crash after a high school student got behind the wheel of his vehicle after a school dance. The end result? Devastation. The Tangipahoa Parish Corner at the scent to pronounce two of the actors dead as the result of the crash.
After the demonstration, viewers watched and listened in awe as Ashlee Stokes, a high school student who is the survivor of a drunk driving crash. The irony, Ashlee was hit head on by a drunk driver and her life has been changed ever since. Her amazing journey has led her to share her story with others with the intention of making an impact in their lives. Her purpose is to touch others in the efforts to save another life!
Sheriff Edwards know all to well that this scenario is reality. “Driving under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substance is the pathway to destruction. The obvious is that it is against the law, however the lasting effects could be life altering and overwhelming.” states Edwards.
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