ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Deputies with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Search and Rescue Unit on Sunday, July 21, rescued a man trapped in his residence on Dutch Road since Hurricane Barry made landfall.
The sheriff’s office published a Facebook post, writing the man, only identified as Mr. Dalcourt, was confined to the residence due to waist deep floodwaters overtaking his yard and the road around his home.
Sgt. Eliot Bertrand said Dalcourt had recently run out of food and called the sheriff’s office for help. Bertrand greeted Dalcourt with a smile after arriving at his residence and helped the man get to the store.
“[I always] make sure I’m smiling,” said Bertrand who has 8-years of experience with the Search and Rescue Unit. Dalcourt, like many others in the parish are battling water left flowing down from north Louisiana after Barry.
The final line of the post affirmed the dedication to protecting and serving members of the community instilled in employees of the sheriff’s office, reading the team’s “commitment to our citizens is unsurpassed.”