New Terrebonne Sheriff To Cut 24 Jobs
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The incoming Terrebonne Parish sheriff has informed 24 deputies and staff within the office that they will not have jobs when he takes over July 1.
Jerry Larpenter, the parish's sheriff for 22 years who opted out of running again in 2007 to run for parish president, said he informed personnel of the layoffs and demotions by letters.
Larpenter tells The Courier he made the decision with his transition team to cut spending.
Those in the Sheriff's Office do not have civil service protection, so the deputies and staff who are being let go will lose their salaries and benefits at midnight July 1.
Larpenter said he is concerned he will not have enough money to run operations when he takes office.