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ON A LIGHTER NOTE: Social media spotlights softer side of law enforcement

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Source: St. Mary Sheriff's Office Source: St. Mary Sheriff's Office
Source: St. Mary Sheriff's Office Source: St. Mary Sheriff's Office
ST. MARY PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

Social media allows everyday folks the chance to show off their personality. The expanding use of fan pages has done the same for companies, even law enforcement.

Nowadays nearly every sheriff or police department has a Facebook fan page. It allows for quick discrimination of information to the public, as well as a chance to show the softer side of law enforcement.

"ON A LIGHTER NOTE - Earlier this month our office received an animal complaint from a shipyard in Amelia," a post reads on the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Facebook page. "A tiny orange kitten, apparently abandoned by its mother, was found beneath a crane. The responding deputy brought the kitten to the dispatch office in Morgan City until animal control could be contacted to pick up the animal.

"The dispatcher that day, Deputy Roxanne Gaudet, never did make that call to animal control deciding instead to adopt the little orange ball of fur," the post continued. "The kitten, believed to be only days old when found, is doing well."

The post noted that Deputy Gaudet has not yet decided on a name. Posters on Facebook offered some possible name suggestions. They included Miracle, Faith, Lucky, and Amelia, to name a few. 

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