St Bernard Post

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Issue 25 - 2019 Free Newspaper St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana Have you or your loved one been diagnosed with a Blood Cancer? CALL 504-279-5177 OR 504-832-9898 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) • Aplastic Anemia (AA) • Multiple Myeloma (MM) • Leukemia • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) • Childhood Leukemia Law Office of John J. Finckbeiner, Jr 504-279-5177 • 2203 Pakenham Drive, Chalmette You may have been exposed to BENZENE by products as GASOLINE Mechanic • Plumber • Refinery Worker • Chemical Plant • Other Occupations Williams Law Office, LLC 504-832-9898 3343 Metairie Road, Suite 6, Metairie, LA For Advertising Rates Please Contact Our Office at 504-278-7910 Read Our Newspaper Online at 504-278-7910 ® Four Scholarships for St. Bernard Parish Students Contributed by Lucy S. Ru no The St. Bernard Chapter of the Louisiana Volunteers for Family and Community (SBVFC), an organization under the auspices of the LSU Agriculture Center, has awarded four scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to residents of St. Bernard Par- ish. The funds for three of these scholarships were raised from the Christmas Fashion Show and Luncheon and the remaining funding came from the SBVFC Coun- cil Treasury. The recipients are Holly Harper from Chal- mette High School, and Lainy Serpas, Alexandria Jarquin, and Courtney Prattini from Mount Carmel Academy. Since SBVFC is an orga- nization that seeks to pro- mote volunteering in order “to strengthen individuals, families, and communities through education, leader- ship and action,” the criteria for this scholarship highly emphasized the student’s vol- unteer activities. SBVFC these high school seniors for their efforts and hope that they will continue to serve their com- munity in the future. Each student will receive her funds to study at a Loui- siana College or University or accredited Community Col- lege for the 2019-2020 school year. Lucy Ra no presenting scholarship award to Holly Harper. Courtney Prattini Lainy Serpas Photos Courtesy of Lucy S. Ru no Alexandria Jarquin Bourgeois Graduates From FBI National Academy in Virginia From Public Information Department, St. Bernard Parish Sheri ’s O ce St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brent Bourgeois was among more than 250 law en- forcement officers from across the globe that graduated June 7 from the prestigious FBI Na- tional Academy in Quantico, Va. The 10-week professional course of study for U.S. and international law enforcement managers provides instruction in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, manage- ment science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement com- munication, and forensic sci- ence. According to Bourgeois, the course is broken down into several blocks of instruction taught by University of Virgin- ia instructors and FBI agents. There’s a physical aspect of the course that includes weekly challenges that need to be met, and forums are held with fellow law enforcement officers who have participated in various na- tional tragic events, including the 2017 Las Vegas mass shoot- ing. During the course, Lt. Bour- geois completed training in classes which included fitness for law enforcement, critical incident leadership, crisis ne- gotiations, contemporary is- sues in police media relations, law enforcement approaches to counterterrorism, essentials for law enforcement leaders and contemporary issues in law en- forcement. Bourgeois, who attended the course April 1 through June 7, said he was honored to rep- resent the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at the FBI National Acad- emy. “Graduating from the FBI Academy is something I’ve al- ways wanted to accomplish,” he said. “I’m excited to take the valuable knowledge I’ve gained through this experience and use it throughout the rest of my law enforcement career.” A 22-year veteran of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, Bour- geois joins the ranks of a dozen top ranking, active officials with the Sheriff’s Office to complete this prestigious training. Bourgeois has worked in various divisions, including communications, patrol, K-9, and the Street Crimes unit. For the past 10 years, he has worked in the Field Operations Bureau’s Traffic and Motorcy- cle Divisions. Bourgeois also is an active member of the SWAT team. Lt. Brent Bourgeois Photo Courtesy of S.B.S.O.