View News Update
BREAKING 7-30-08 SPD Chief Henry Whitehorn To Be Inducted Into La. Justice Hall of Fame- Aug 1
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2008 12:28pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) BREAKING: LAW ENFORCEMENT NEWS 2:30pm 7-30-08 Shreveport Chief of Police Henry Whitehorn will be one of nine people to be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame this Friday, August 1st at the Fourth Annual Induction Banquet and Awards' Ceremonies.
Whitehorn's induction will take place at the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Museum, located at the gates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola. A special gala is also planned to take place in Baton Rouge later that night.
Chief Whitehorn was voted unanimously to be an inductee by the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation. His photo will be displayed among all other inductees.
The Induction Award is directed to individuals who have either made a profound impact upon Louisiana, or who have devoted their life to the judiciary, law enforcement, or corrections in the state and/or nation.
Among those honoring Chief Whitehorn will be Major General Bennett J. Landreneau of the Louisiana National Guard, and former Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. Whitehorn worked for Blanco when he was the superintendent of The Louisiana State Police... he would become the Chief of the Shreveport Police Department one year later.
“During his 29 years in law enforcement, Colonel Henry Whitehorn has always put the safety and security of the citizens of Louisiana first," Blanco said.
"As Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he was an oasis of calm under fire. He led our first responders in a heroic effort to stand strong in the face of the greatest natural disaster any state has ever seen," said Blanco.
The former Louisiana Governor concluded, "I want to congratulate The Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame for honoring such a dignified, battle tested and wonderfully deserving person for this award.”
Several others will be inducted into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame:
* Sheriff Jack Stephens of St. Bernard Parish, being introduced by the Honorable Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal of Baton Rouge.
* The late Judge Adrian Duplantier Jr. of Orleans Parish, being introduced by the Honorable U.S. District Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan of New Orleans, a former inductee.
* Judge Frank Polozoa of East Baton Rouge Parish, being introduced by The Honorable Secretary of State of Louisiana, Jay Dardenne of Baton Rouge.
* Brig. General Sherian Cadoria of Avoyelles Parish, being introduced by Major General Harry W. Brooks, Jr. of Las Vegas, Nevada.
* Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell of Madison Parish, being introduced by Sheriff Sid Gautreaux of East Baton Rouge Parish.
* Mayor Melvin Kip Holden of East Baton Rouge Parish, being introduced by retired educator Dr. Huel Perkins of Baton Rouge.
* The late Elayn Hunt Eicher of East Baton Rouge Parish, being introducted by The Honorable U.S. District Judge Helen "Ginger" Berrigan
of New Orleans, a former inductee.
* U S. Marshal William Whittington of Lafayette Parish, being introduced by the Honorable Dean Cheney Joseph of the LSU Law Center, and a prior inductee.
Receiving other awards will be:
* Judge Harmon Drew and wife, Mrs. Jean T. Drew, receiving the "Chief Justice Edward Douglas White Judicial Excellence Award." He will be introduced by E. Pete Adams, Executive Director of the La. District Attorney's Association.
* Director Eugenie " Genie" Powers, receiving the "Sheriff Harry Lee Memorial Law Enforcement Administrator Award of Excellence." to be presented by Gov. Jindal, and the late Sheriff Harry Lee's widow, along with his daughter.