From left are Chief Deputy Scott Anslum, Deputy Jimmy Stinnett Jr., and Sheriff Mark Hebert.
'Deputy of the Quarter' recognized
Sheriff Mark Hebert has announced the “Deputy of the Quarter” for the second quarter of 2017.
Uniformed Patrol Section Deputy Jimmy Stinnett Jr. accepted the award from Sheriff Hebert at St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office headquarters in Franklin. Sheriff’s deputies are occasionally called to act in a manner beyond routine expectations. The Deputy of the Quarter award is presented to an employee of the St. Mary Sheriff’s Office who exemplifies that standard. Sheriff Hebert recognizes Stinnett for his outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty.
One morning in June, on his way to work, Stinnett responded to a medical emergency call in Bayou Vista. Along with his fellow deputies, he administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a woman in medical distress. Stinnett then volunteered to ride with medical personnel in an ambulance in order to help continue CPR while transporting the patient to an area hospital. Another deputy provided an escort for the ambulance. Because of Stinnett’s and his fellow deputies’ quick actions, the woman survived.
Also in June, Stinnett worked as the lead diver for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Dive Team during a property recovery operation. Stinnett recovered several items from the murky depths of Bayou Teche that were reported stolen from a residence.
Hebert commended Stinnett for these outstanding acts and for the professionalism and courtesy he demonstrates daily in his interactions with the people of St. Mary Parish. Hebert and Chief Deputy Scott Anslum presented Stinnett with the award certificate and a challenge coin.