Deputy of the Year!
Last night at the Hammond City Club's Annual Law Enforcement Banquet, Sergeant Unseld Johnson was honored as the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office ‘Deputy of the Year!
Sergeant Johnson has been a member of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office since January 2009. After two years in patrol, he was transferred to the Juvenile Division as the School Resource Officer for Independence High School. In August of 2020, Johnson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
“Being a successful Law Enforcement leader requires great dedication and selflessness”, said Chief Jimmy Travis as he presented the award to Johnson. “Who better to exemplify those qualities than our Deputy of the Year, Sgt. Unseld Johnson.”
Johnson also serves his faith community as the Pastor of the Yellow Water Baptist Church, a position he has held for 11 years. He is also involved in several religious and civic organizations to include being a member of the Louisiana Home and Foreign Mission State Convention, the National Baptist Convention as well as being a member of the Ponchatoula Precious Jewel Masonic Lodge.
“Through his many years of dedication an overall excellence service, Sgt. Johnson has proven to be a true asset to our office, our community, the Tangipahoa Parish School Board, and the countless students he has mentored along the way,” says Sheriff Daniel Edwards.
From your brothers and sisters at the TPSO, we thank you for your outstanding service and for a job well done!
Pictured are Britain Sledge, Ryan Gambel, Sgt. Unseld Johnson, and Chief Jimmy Travis.