District Attonrey 'Bo' Duhe' with Chez Hope Executive Director Cherise Picard. See all awards photos in today's print and digital editions of the Banner-Tribune.
Chez Hope Unity Day Luncheon Awards Ceremony
Chez Hope recognized persons in the community who have gone above and beyond to assist victims of domestic violence.
The honorees were recognized Thursday at the organization’s Unity Day Luncheon in Franklin.
The Peacemaker Award was presented to 16th Judicial District Attorney Bofill “Bo” Duhe’.
Duhe’ began work with the DA’s office in 1193, and took office as the DA in January, 2015. He has been instrumental in assisting Chez Hope and bringing St. Mary Parish to forefront of the state in the fight to end domestic violence and keep victims safe as well as hold perpetrators accountable. He was an instrumental part of the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force and worked to uphold victims’ rights.
The Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Darrell Washington Sr., owner of Washington Trucking and a lawn service, The Grass Doctor. He has volunteered many hours contributing to the renovation of Chez Hope’s emergency shelter including rehabbing apartments and overhauled the entire plumbing system, all at no cost.
The Helping Hands Awards were presented to law enforcement officers and are:
Captain Beau Martin, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Sergeant Dustin Crabtree, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officer Justin Lagman, Franklin Police Department
Secretary Celest Mayon LeBlanc, Franklin Third Ward Court Marshal’s Office (not pictured)
Officer McCloures Manuel, Franklin Police Department
Sergeant Larry “Teddy” Deslatte III, Chitimacha Police Department
Detective Larry Jones, Patterson Police Department
Officer Jonathan Henry, Berwick Police Department
Captain Betty Augman, Morgan City Police Department
Lieutenant Durell Thomas, Jeanerette Marshal’s Office
Assistant Chief Joseph Garrison, Baldwin Police Department