JEFF DAVIS PARISH, La. (KPLC) - A deputy with the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Department died of COVID-19 Tuesday.
Claude Winston Guillory, 63, worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey. After retiring from the Jennings Police Department, Guillory worked a short time for the Lake Arthur Police Department and for Coushatta Tribal Police before joining the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office in 2019. He worked in the 911 office.
Guillory’s family released the following statement to KPLC
Our family is forever grateful to the outpouring of support we have gotten during this hard time from law enforcement all over the state. We didn’t realize how many lives he’s touched over the years. We lost a great man that has sacrificed seeing his grandchildren grow up in return for trying making his community a better place.
Ivey released the following statement:
Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff’s office is heartbroken to report, we lost a deputy today.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Claude Winston Guillory, 63, who passed away due to Covid-19 related complications. You are always in our hearts Winston and we will never forget the smile you always had.
Deputy Guillory had over 30 years in law enforcement. He retired from the Jennings police department, worked a short time for the Lake Arthur police department and Coushatta tribal police. Guillory became a Sheriff’s deputy in 2019 and worked in the 911 office. He will be greatly missed by all.