Sheriff Mike Tregre accepted a $500 check for the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office Body Armor Fund from the St. Joan of Arc Thrift Store in LaPlace on August28, 2023. The SJSO appreciates this generous donation from the shop’s volunteers and customers. Since the early 1970s, the thrift store has supported the SJSO’s body armor fund. All officers in the field are required to wear body armor to be better protected as they serve the community. The SJSO appreciates all fund donations. The cost of a vest is about $1,400.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the SJSO Body Armor Fund may call 985.652.9513.

Presenting the check to Sheriff Tregre are store volunteers and customers Linda Wilcox, Flo Ronan, Mary Catherine Daigre, Laura St. Martin, Elsie Shows, Sandra Jacob and Suzette Goodrow; and back Al Freitas, Jennifer Sylve-Banks and Carolyn Sylve-Garrett.