A Salute to St. John
Parish Sheriff Deputies
On August 16, 2012, four St. John Parish deputies were shot in the line of duty. Deputy Brandon Nielsen and Deputy Jeremy Triche gave their lives that day and made the ultimate sacrifice while performing the duties of a job they loved and protecting a community they cherished. Deputy Jason Triche and Deputy Scott Boyington were severely injured during this shooting.
Deputy Nielsen was 34 years old and is survived by his wife and five children. Deputy Jeremy Triche was 27 years old and is survived by his wife and son. Today, Deputy Jason Triche is 31 years old and Deputy Scott Boyington is 34. Deputies Jason Triche and Scott Boyington have thanked Sheriff Mike Tregre, their fellow officers, including Brandon and Jeremy, in St. John and the surrounding parishes and all first responders and emergency responders who assisted that tragic day. Many school children and civic groups have sent cards, letters and hosted fundraisers to assist with their recuperation and medical bills.
Over $63,000 from the St. John Industrial Group members has been donated to the bullet proof vest campaign and to purchase other necessary equipment. Many employees donated blood and held blood drives at their sites for the deputies' benefit.
This industrial group proudly supports these men and all law enforcement personnel, including the K-9 division which also received vest donations. Not only do St. John deputies respond to criminal issues, but they also provided community support during the search and rescue efforts following Hurricane Isaac, as well as conduct hunting safety courses, DARE, Young Marines, Senior Citizen visits and Night Out Against Crime programs. Industry-sponsored CAP groups often invite the Sheriff's Department as guest speakers to highlight their meetings with important community information.
The St. John Industrial Group is St. John Proud and thanks everyone in the St. John Parish Sheriff Department.
St. JOHN INDUSTRIAL GROUP
REPORTING DATA 2012
The individual companies and employees who comprise the St. John Parish Industrial Group maintain a strong commitment to the environment and to St. John the Baptist Parish. Each company works to find better ways to reduce emissions, maintain desired production levels and increase efficiencies.
In addition to many volunteer activities and financial contributions made by the St. John Parish Industrial Group member companies, their steadfast resolve to reduce emissions to air, water, land and off-site locations includes many projects designed to inform and educate the community. Safety and emergency preparedness are core values shared by these companies.
The St. John Parish Industrial Group is St. John Proud! Their efforts are seen on a regular basis around the community including support of the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day, participation in CAP(Community Advisory Panel) groups, sponsorship and participation with the St. John LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) where industry employees personally provide instruction to all parish school children. The LEPC outreach effort in 2012 was Pipeline Safety and promoted the message to Call 811 Before You Dig. The benefit of community outreach through church and civic groups was particularly evident following Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Because so many employees live in St. John, either their homes or family members incurred damage. St. John Industrial Group companies contributed significant financial donations as well as supplies and labor to help people return to their homes. Many facility sites also sustained hurricane damage.
Member companies manufacture many products that are base chemicals of household items we all use on a daily basis and consider vital to everyday living. Please see page 5 for a list of the wide range of end products produced from chemicals and products made locally by St. John the Baptist Parish companies! We are proud of these efforts and want YOU, as residents and business people to be AWARE of the positive impact these companies have upon your lives and across the globe. We want YOU to be St. John Proud too!
The St. John Parish Industrial Group recognizes the abundance of natural beauty of our Parish. Whether one’s interests include boating, hunting, bird watching, festivals or simply being outdoors, St. John has much to offer. The Parish just celebrated its 40th annual Andouille Festival which is a great event to share food, music, fun and camaraderie. The Veterans Memorial Bridge, a Parish landmark spans the Mighty Mississippi River. In addition to providing the Parish drinking water, the Mississippi River also offers a rich heritage and delivers many St. John-produced goods to the world. This tremendous waterway allows portage of the raw materials member companies require to their sites.
The St. John Parish Industrial Group is proud to be an active part of the community and support our environment and economy. Please take time to review this report in its entirety and visit the web site at www.stjohnig.com.