Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has released a statement regarding recent cases of church vandalism.
Police have now investigated eight cases of church vandalism this year. Six of the cases have occurred since July.
Chief Broussard's statement is as follows:
To have the audacity to damage a church this close to the celebration of Jesus' birth is about the lowest thing a person could do. These vandals have assured our police department and the public that they absolutely have no regard for anything. They definitely were not raised with the manners and respect that many of us were. They are the lowest of the low to continue doing this to houses of worship. Although I concur with the ministers of these churches that I pray for the salvation of these people's souls, I also recognize that God is a God of Justice and demands Justice, especially when it deals with His house. And Justice to the fullest extent is exactly what we want to make sure happens to the vandals.
Chief Broussard said Crowley Police are working with the Louisiana State Police Detective Division and the regional branch of the FBI to locate those responsible.
"Detectives and Patrol of the Crowley Police Department have been working tirelessly with these agencies so that we can bring this heinous crime to an end and people can worship in peace once again," commented Chief Broussard.
Anyone with information on these cases is encouraged to call Crowley Police at 337-783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-TIPS.