In the coming days, you may notice that the American flag is flying at half mast at Station #1. Today, our parish, and our great state, lost a dedicated public servant -- State Representative Reggie Bagala -- and we are flying our flag at half mast in his honor.
Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
State Representative Reggie Bagala passed away on Thursday, April 9th after his fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Representative Bagala was 54 years old and assumed office on January 13, 2020.
He was a freshman lawmaker who represented parts of Lafourche and Jefferson Parish
Tristan Paul Bagala, Reggie Bagala’s son, made a statement on Facebook:
Governor John Bel Edwards released the following statement on Bagala’s passing:
'A successful businessman, devoted family man, and active volunteer, Representative Bagala spent his life making his community and south Louisiana a better place to live for everyone. Just one month ago, he entered the Louisiana State Capitol with excitement and eagerness to serve the people of our great state and the people of House District 54, and today we mourn his loss', Governor Edwards said in a statement.
'We are better for having people like Rep. Bagala who are willing to be public servants and make our state better. I ask the people of Louisiana to join Donna and me in praying for Rep. Bagala’s family, friends, colleagues and the people of House District 54 during this difficult time'.