You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they turn out to be heroes.
— Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
They go by many names: father, dad, pop, old man. But, to those who look up to them, they are heroes.
To all the father’s of our community and communities near and far, the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department would like to say ‘Happy Father’s Day’. May your day be as great as you are.
Deputy Sheriff Julius Jamal Dailey
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office
Monroe County, Alabama
End of Watch: 11 June 2019
Deputy Sheriff Julius Jamal Dailey was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a burglary in progress call. Deputy Dailey lost control of his patrol vehicle and struck a tree. Deputy Dailey is the 19th law enforcement officer to be killed in a traffic-related incident this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of Alabama in 2019.
Virginia Beach is 1,133 miles away from Lafourche Parish, but just like so many people from our own communities, these twelve men and women spent their lives in public service, taking care of whatever matters the public presented to them.
Yesterday, these twelve men and women lost their lives in a senseless act of violence. We mourn their loss, and our prayers are with their families, friends and co-workers in this difficult time.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department and Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Department participated in the second session of a two night disentanglement training exercise last night at Station #1 in Choctaw. These two organizations were also assisted by Guillot’s Wrecker Services, which is an outstanding local supporter of the fire service.
After learning classroom fundamentals last week, tonight’s exercise gave members an opportunity to have hands-on experience with various tools used for gaining access to and disentanglement of patients by using those tools in various scenarios on two full-size motor vehicles.
The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department and the Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Department routinely assist each other with various emergencies, and this training exercise provided members with an opportunity to work hand and hand to develop skills that will enable both departments to more effectively serve our communities.
Each year on -- Memorial Day -- Americans pause to remember the fallen and honor their sacrifice. The Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department pauses to remember the sacrifices of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.
We also pause to remember the sacrifices of the men and women of law enforcement who said good-bye to their families and never made it home, instead giving their lives to keep our communities safe.
'As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them'.
--- John F. Kennedy, 1963
Bingo will be cancelled this Tuesday — 14 May 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
It’s Mother’s Day, so we wanted to take a moment to salute all of our firefighter moms, who live double-lives, trying to keep things in check at home as well as help our community when called upon.
It's not just firefighter moms who live double lives; every mom out there must possess super-hero powers when it comes to raising children, juggling a work schedule, playing taxi, and kissing bo-bo's to make them better.
Happy Mother's Day to all of you, and may your day be a special one.
We just happened to come across this video while searching for something on Google, and were we ever shocked. Not only do we have some of the best deputies in the world that keep our visitors safe every year, those deputies actually have some keen dance moves as well.
This is Reserve Deputy Mary Milam and her new found friend at the 35th Annual Choctaw Firemen’s Fair.
We know the video is from more than a year ago, but we wanted to share it with you. Sorry, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, but for some reason, we couldn’t extract the audio when we downloaded the video. We had to mix in some different background music.
In honor of National Police Week, we would like to say ‘thank you’ to all of our area law enforcement officers who place their lives on the line everyday to keep our community safe.