A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agent was honored at the Nov. 3 Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting held in Baton Rouge.
Shikar-Safari Club International presented their Officer of the Year award for Louisiana to LDWF Sgt. Randy Lanoux, 48, of Gonzales. The Shikar-Safari award recognizes an agent from each state for outstanding efforts in conservation law enforcement.
Lanoux has been with LDWF for five years and patrols the East Baton Rouge Parish and Ascension Parish areas. Lanoux received the award partly for his enforcement of on the water operating or driving a vessel while intoxicated (DWI), boating safety and littering. Lanoux made 13 DWI arrests and issued 34 littering citations in 2010.
"Sgt. Lanoux has always demonstrated a strong work ethic and professionalism since he came to the department and now his leadership roles are rising to the surface," said Col. Winton Vidrine, head of LDWF's Enforcement Division. "He does a great job of doing whatever is asked of him and always carries a high case load."
Lanoux was recently selected as the LDWF Statewide Agent of the Year in March. He is a former Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who primarily worked with their Water Patrol Division.
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