St. Rose, LA, July 20, 2017 – Glen Smith and Gary Smith, Sr. of The Magnolia Companies of LA, LLC, were honored on July 20, 2017, by a visit from Chief Deputy Joseph Cardella of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Chief Cardella retired on July 28, 2017 after 44 years of law enforcement.
(Pictured L-R Gary Smith, Sr., Chief Deputy Joseph Cardella, and Glen Smith).
“Chief Cardella has been a great friend to us over the years. He has done an exceptional job of protecting and serving the people of our Parish. We know the department will miss him a great deal, but we hope he enjoys his well-earned retirement.” – Gary Smith, Sr.
Chief Cardella presented to The Magnolia Companies three Challenge Coins: the Bicentennial Challenge Coin, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Challenge Coin, and the National Sheriff’s Association Challenge Coin. Challenge Coins, historically, are exchanged amongst officers and gifted to supporters of the Sheriff’s Office.