Deputy of the Month
St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies occasionally are called to act in a manner beyond routine expectations, Sheriff Mark Hebert reported. Hebert said the Deputy of the Month Award is presented to an employee who exemplifies that standard. Lt. Melissa Cummings was the most recent recipient of that award for her outstanding and dedicated service to the sheriff’s office. During a recent Department of Corrections inspection, Cummings not only performed her duties but assisted other supervisors in meeting inspection requirements resulting in a successful outcome, Hebert said.