EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux to Be Inducted Into Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame Tomorrow

East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux will be inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame tomorrow along with six other inductees. Sheriff Gautreaux will be honored with the award given to governmental and civic leaders dedicated to protecting residents.

The 10th annual ceremonies will include a luncheon held at Louisiana State Penitentiary “Angola,” a tour of the prison and a reception at the Museum Complex unveiling an exhibit of the inductees’ lives and accomplishments. That evening the Committee will host a formal banquet at Boudreaux Conference Center at 6:00. The Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame is sponsored by the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is devoted to the study and preservation of public safety and correctional activities.

“I am humbled by the honor of being recognized by my colleagues and the community,” Sheriff Gautreaux said. “I entered a career in law enforcement to serve the public, and I am blessed by the opportunity to do so. I am overwhelmed by such an acknowledgement.”

Sheriff Gautreaux began his 38-year-law enforcement career working for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office in 1976. In 1980, he was elected Chief of Police in Baker where he served for 27 years before resigning to run for Sheriff. As Baker Police Chief, Gautreaux was elected to office seven times, and ran unopposed for the last four terms. Gautreaux was elected Sheriff in 2007 on a platform of focusing priorities on uniform patrol and developing greater communication among local, regional and state law enforcement agencies to help make East Baton Rouge Parish safer. In 2012, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux was elected as Sergeant-At-Arms and Secretary Treasurer for the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Gautreaux is married to Suzi Eckert Gautreaux. They have four children and ten grandchildren. Read more on Sheriff Gautreaux