BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It is a very big day for East Baton Rouge Parish's law enforcement leader.
Sheriff Sid Gautreaux was sworn in as the 71st president of the Louisiana's Sheriff's Association on Wednesday.
Gautreaux started his career in law enforcement more than 40 years ago and is on several boards and committees. He said this honor is the icing on the cake of his career, which includes serving as Baker police chief.
"This, to me, is the pinnacle of my career," Gautreaux said. "The people of this parish honored me by electing me to this position I serve in and now my colleagues have done the same with this and I'm very humbled about it, but I'm very proud to serve."
The Louisiana Sheriff's Association is made up of more than 60 chief law enforcement officers and 14,000 deputies.