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Oct 23, 2013 9:45 AM by AP

Sorrento may ask sheriff for law enforcement

SORRENTO, La. (AP) - The liability insurer of the Sorrento Police Department will cancel its coverage in mid-November, prompting town officials to consider whether to disband the department in favor of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

Mayor Mike Lambert tells The Advocate Chief Earl Theriot Jr., an elected official, must make a recommendation to the town about how to proceed, whether to seek a new insurer, disband the department or possibly start fresh with a new department.

Lambert said the consensus of the council is to disband the department and seek Sheriff's Office protection or restart the town department.

The newspaper says Theriot did not return a message for comment.

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