received the Louisiana State Police Distinguished Service Award last month. The award, which does not recur annually, recognizes "above and beyond" community service. Since 1971, Acadian has provided emergency medical care through its Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems divisions.
NOLA Loves the Philippines,
a Feb. 9 event at Rock 'n' Bowl, raised $60,000 to benefit families affected by Typhoon Haiyan and to purchase boats for fishing communities in that country. It was organized by the New Orleans Filipino American Lions Club and Trinity Christian Community. The November 2013 cyclone killed more than 6,000 people.
The Voices of Louisiana Foundation
raised $2,000 at its annual fundraiser Jan. 31 to benefit its scholarship program. The Chalmette-based foundation gathers oral histories for theater and education programs. It awards scholarships to students pursuing arts programs. The deadline for scholarship applications is March 31. Visit www.voicesoflouisiana.org for details.
former chief of police for Sorrento, La., pleaded guilty Feb. 10 to making false statements to an FBI Special Agent in connection with a criminal civil rights investigation. Theriot admitted he sexually assaulted a woman during a 911 response Nov. 1, 2013, and that he lied to agents investigating the assault. He resigned Feb. 7 and faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine of up to $250,000. Theriot will be sentenced May 22.