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Officer retires after 40 years of service in Lafayette Parish

Posted: 1:51 PM, Jan 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 15:01:35-05

An officer with 40 years of service to his community has retired from the Duson Police Department.

Officer Brian Poirot made his last call or 10-7, announcing his retirement after 40 years.

According to Duson Chief Kip Judice, Poirot began his service at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office in 1980 as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff and became a professional paid Deputy in 1986 and retired from LPSO in 2015. Poirot then immediately joined the Duson Police Department where he served as Evidence Manager, Patrol Officer, and Office Manager.

While at the LPSO Brian served in numerous roles including Patrolman, Patrol Sergeant, Juvenile Officer, Juvenile Division Commander, Community Services Commander, Security Investigation Unit at LPCC, and Detective.

He has served under four sheriffs in Lafayette Parish.

Duson Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux, Police Chief Kip Judice, Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson, Sheriff Mark Garber and former Lafayette Sheriff Donald Breaux all wished Poirot a happy retirement.

Poirot son’ Shawn Poirot also thanked his father on the call for his years of service and for his guidance as a father. “Thanks for having my six as a brother in blue,” Poirot’s son said on the call.

“Brian is a professional through and through. His service to law enforcement will be missed,” Duson Chief Kip Judice said in a statement.

The dispatch thanked Poirot for his service and accepted his 10-7.”May God Bless you and thank you again for your loyal service.”

Upon that statement church bells sounded.