State troopers give back by volunteering

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – Members from Louisiana State Police Troop D spent much of their Saturday making repairs to a home in Lake Charles.

The troopers teamed up with Rebuilding Together Calcasieu, a volunteer organization, as part of the 5th annual Law Enforcement Rebuilding Event. Officers from the Louisiana State Police, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, as well as the Lake Charles, Sulphur and Iowa police departments volunteered, with each team making repairs on a different home in the parish.

"One of the main things we look at is elderly people that need help with their house," said Captain Chris Guillory, Troop D Commander. "Every year around this time, we volunteer and come out and do the repairs that they need to get their house back in good order."

This weekend, about a dozen state troopers installed a new roof on the home of Ella Jones.

Jones said her home had been in need of the repair for about a year.

"I think it's marvelous because they're doing a great job," said Jones. "They work so diligently and I think it's marvelous. I really appreciate them and I thank God for them."

Troopers worked from dawn to dusk on Jones' home.

"Hopefully it'll tell citizens that we do more than write tickets," said Capt. Guillory. "We also try to give back to the community."

Officers from the Lake Charles Police Department are scheduled to make repairs on a home on November 3rd.

For more information, contact Rebuilding Together Calcasieu at (337) 478-1755.

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