The wife and family of the late Gene Broussard recently donated 12 hand held metal detectors to be used by staff for standard security operations at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center. After retiring from a position at a prominent car dealership in Franklin, Gene Broussard sought out a career in law enforcement. In 1988, under the administration of Sheriff Huey P. Bourgeois, Broussard joined the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office and graduated from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) academy later that year. Rising through the ranks, he took on a supervisory role at the jail during his 14 years of service.
Gene Broussard in the squad room at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office in Franklin.
Sheriff’s Mark Hebert says, “The donation will aid jail staff in their daily security duties. Broussard’s memory lives on at the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office as deputies work to exemplify the dedication to criminal justice Broussard and others like him demonstrated during their many years of service in law enforcement.” Broussard’s widow, Agnes, says Broussard, “really loved his job” with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.
From left to right are St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, Agnes Broussard, and Stephanie Pillaro, Broussard’s daughter.
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