Welcome Home Sgt. Ricky Benoit!!!
Sgt. Ricky Benoit was escorted from New Orleans to Jennings with honor by Louisiana State Police and upon getting into Jennings was greeted by hundreds of people from the Community. An emotional Benoit couldn't hold back the tears as he continuously thanked all for the many prayers and words of encouragement during the past few months. Saying that there is "No Greater place on Earth than Jennings, LA". Welcome Home Sgt. Ricky Benoit!!
Special thanks to Col. Mike Edmonson and Captain Chris Guillory (Troop D) for the escort provided!!
Sgt Ricky Benoit returns Home
Sergeant Benoit is Coming Home!!!
Jennings Rolls out the red carpet for its hometown hero and we need you to be there!
Wednesday September 10, 2014 approximately 1:30 pm lining up on Roberts Ave and North Sherman St.
Please join us in welcoming back home Sergeant Ricky J Benoit on Wednesday 9/10/14 at approximately 1:30 pm. Ricky is being discharged from Touro Rehabilitation facility in New Orleans at 11 am. Sergeant Benoit is a 25 year veteran of the Jennings Police Dept who was shot in the neck responding to a domestic disturbance call on June 23, 2014. He has not been home since the accident and this will be a very special day for him. This is a surprise for Ricky so please be cautious when using Facebook to spread the word.
His caravan will take exit 65/Roberts Avenue and continue by taking a left onto N. Sherman and ending at his home located at 1011 N. Sherman St. We are asking local citizens to help us support our local hero by lining both Roberts Avenue as well as N. Sherman St to show support. We ask citizens to be lined up by 1:15 pm as we are anticipating a 1:30 arrival of the procession. Although he will receive a state police escort from the hospital back to Jennings, we cannot guarantee that his procession’s exact arrival time. Also, we cannot predict traffic conditions that could delay his arrival. Patience is appreciated as well as using good judgment when parking your vehicles. Be aware that some cross streets will be blocked as it gets closer to Ricky’s arrival time.
I would encourage citizens to make signs to display for Ricky as well as waving flags so show support
If you need more information, please contact Jennings City Coordinator, Michelle Hebert at (337) 821-5532 work, (337) 246-1326 cell, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to send Michelle a friend request on Facebook as that is where she will be posting updates regarding arrival times.