After 30+ years, Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Deputy makes emotional final radio call

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A sheriff’s deputy teared up as he signed off for the last time in his career.

After 30+ years with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, on Saturday, Deputy Glen Menard announced over the radio from his cruiser that it would be his last time going “10-7,” or “out of service.”

“This will be my last transmission on the radio,” he announced through tears. “This will be my last tour of duty, end of broadcast.” 

The dispatcher responded, “Copy. Enjoy 351, Thank You for your service and Enjoy your Retirement.”

Menard went on, “I would like to send a special thanks to (former) Sheriff Donald Breaux for allowing me to make a great career at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. Also, thanks to Sheriff Mark Garber for allowing me to finish my career doing something I did with a passion, which was escorting for funeral services, which is what I did in the traffic division for 18 years.” 

Through the Public Information Office, Sheriff Mark Garber issued the following statement:  ” We thank Deputy Menard for his service.  He has done an outstanding job for the public throughout his career. Your service has been very valuable, and we are looking for more people like him serving.”  

Now that the time has come to sit back and relax, Menard says he plans to continue camping and cajun dancing with family and friends.”

From everyone at KLFY, Thank You for your service, and Congratulations on your retirement.  

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