Congratulations to the 2021 Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Award Recipients
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BATON ROUGE, LA—Det. Joshua Bruns of Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, Officer Dylan Castaneda of the Ruston Police Department and Det. Jacob Robarts of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office receive 2021 Law Enforcement Officer Distinguished Service Awards at the LBA Annual Security Meeting.
“Det. Burns has always provided outstanding service to all of the financial institutions in Calcasieu parish by demonstrating leadership, service and dedication to all cases worked." said Jennifer Pugh of First Federal Bank of Louisiana.
“Officer Castaneda has helped us with multiple cases. He has a lot on his plate as a criminal investigator and still makes time to notify the community banks about current trends to watch out for. He sees his cases through to the end!" said Lorie Hamlin of Century Next Bank.
"Det. Robarts' diligence in his efforts when working cases results in identifying suspects quickly. He has been helpful and responsive with the cases he has worked for Metairie Bank. He is a pleasure to work with and I am very appreciative of his hard work," said Monica Dupeire of Metairie Bank.
“Louisiana banks are fortunate to work with highly professional law enforcement officials as we all work to end financial crimes. The working relationship between the bankers and all levels of law enforcement is admirable. We appreciate what the bank security officers do in our banks and we thank the law enforcement officials for their support,” said Robert Taylor, LBA chief executive officer.
Each year, LBA recognizes outstanding law enforcement officers who assist banks with the investigation of financial crimes. The award recipients are nominated by bankers from across the state.
About LBA: Founded in 1900, the Louisiana Bankers Association’s mission is to help banks grow and prosper in Louisiana. For more than 120 years, the LBA has provided Louisiana’s bankers with top-quality professional development, revenue-enhancing products and services, governmental relations and public advocacy. For more information, go to www.lba.org.
Award Presentation Photos
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Det. Joshua Bruns
Officer Dylan Castaneda
Det. Jacob Robarts
(above, from left) Jennifer Pugh of First Federal Bank of Louisiana presents Detective Joshua Bruns of Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office with a 2021 Law Enforcement Distinguished Service Award.
(above, from left) Lorie Hamlin of Century Next Bank presents Officer Dylan Castaneda of the Ruston Police Department with a 2021 Law Enforcement Distinguished Service Award.
(above, from left) Monica Dupeire of Metairie Bank presents Detective Jacob “Jake” Robarts of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office with a 2021 Law Enforcement Distinguished Service Award.