Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Deputies Robert Moreau, left, and Gary Matt, right, graduated Thursday, October 23, from the 24th session of the St. Martin Parish Training Academy.
They are the first two deputies to graduate under the administration of Sheriff Eddie Soileau, center. Soileau said more deputies will be attending the academy. He has two scheduled for the January academy, and training will be ongoing. Moreau joined the sheriff’s office August 8, 2007. Matt joined in July of 2007. Both took courses in firearms, driving, post-certification, first aid and CPR. They are now post-certified officers. This academy last 12 weeks due to hurricanes Gustav and Ike. There were 24 graduates in this academy.