Aug 13, 2013 1:57 PM by KATC
In January 2013, two St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a shooting that claimed the life Chitimacha Police Sergeant Rick Riggenbach and left the deputies in critical condition.
Both deputies, Jason Javier and Mathew Strickland, have since returned to their duties in the patrol division. During their recovery, the American Legion Riders of American Legion Post 96 in Morgan City hosted the Run for the Men in Blue honoring officers killed or wounded in the line of duty. This weekend, the riders presented a donation from the run to Javier and Strickland. The Pictures of the motorcycle run that was held in April and of deputies with officers of the American Legion Riders of Post 96 are attached.
They are from left to right:
Back Row Ed Peroit, American Legion Riders Road Captain
Buddy "Crunch" Bates
George "Cowboy" Rossum, American Legion Riders Commander
Front Row Miranda Lodrigue
SMPSO Deputy Jason Javier
SMPSO Deputy Mathew Strickland
Olivia "4-9" Powell
Lindy "2 Cent" Higginbottom