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Youngsville Police Chief eager to return to work after motorcycle accident

Posted at 10:57 PM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 23:58:32-05

Chief Rickey Boudreaux was heading to Church Point with other officers to offer help in the town’s parade. He says he now wishes he and the other officers with him would have listened to their guts.

“I learned to not let the dedication override common sense, that’s what I’ve learned from this whole thing,” Boudreaux said.

“We all kind of questioned whether we should go because of the weather and how quickly it was going to deteriorate. Obviously, that was a sign we probably shouldn’t have gone, and the three of us each talked about picking up the phone and telling the other I don’t think I’m going to make it today,” Boudreaux said.

He says he wouldn’t have done anything differently, because his heart was in the right place ad he wanted to help his fellow man.

Boudreaux says he promises to take it easy, but on Wednesday, he will be back at work for a couple of hours because he said there is work to be done after a minor setback.

Boudreaux will only spend a few hours in the office this week before he undergoes surgery.

“I’m going to be fine, I’m going to recover, I heal quickly. I’m going to listen to what the doctors say for the most part, and I want to go back to work,” Boudreaux said.

He says he is thankful for all the prayers and the outpouring of support, ad he has one message for everyone.

“I’m bulletproof. You can’t hurt me,” Boudreaux said.

You can read our original story here.