St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann (R) receiving his award from James LeBlanc, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections secretary (Source: SBPSO)
ANGOLA, LA (WVUE) –
St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann was one of several individuals who made up the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame, Class of 2018. The ceremony was held Saturday at the Louisiana Hall of Fame Museum at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.
The annual awards recognize about a half-dozen leaders in law enforcement, the judiciary system and the armed forces and those who are involved in civil rights initiatives.
Joining Pohlmann in the 2018 class was Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, New Orleans City Councilwoman Helena Moreno, Maj. Gen. Joanne F. Sheridan, Louisiana National Guard from Vernon Parish, C.M. "Marty" Lensing, warden and professor from East Baton Rouge Parish and Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone.
“The nominees come from federal, state, parish and municipal governmental organizations, as well as private citizens," said Michael D. Wynne, chairman and director of the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame. "They are people from all walks of life who have helped better the great state of Louisiana,” Wynne said. “We have honored some remarkable people over the years, and now we are delighted that Sheriff Pohlmann is among them.”
“I’m deeply pleased and humbled to be given such an amazing acknowledgment,” Sheriff Pohlmann said. “I’m honored to be among the other inductees, both past and present, who are so admired and respected.”
Pohlmann and the other inductees were selected among 100 nominations. The nomination committee was impressed with what Pohlmann has accomplished while in office.
“We not only looked at the Sheriff’s personal and professional accomplishments, but we also took into consideration the great department and the officers and staff members he has assembled,” he said. “The people of St. Bernard Parish should be very proud and feel blessed to have such a great sheriff.”