On Wednesday afternoon CEO Glen Smith and other representatives from Magnolia Companies of Louisiana LLC of St. Rose presented a $25,000 donation to Sheriff Willy J. Martin, Jr and the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Martin already has plans to put the funds to good use by purchasing personal protective equipment for his newly formed 18-man Special Response Team. Sheriff Martin also stated “each outfitted man would cost approximately $5000.’ Though we operate on an “all hands on deck’ basis, our number one priority is the safety of our team members. This generous donation is sure to play an important role in protecting the lives of those that protect us.