More than 650 guests supported the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation at “Stake Out for Justice,” hosted at the Sheraton Hotel. Proceeds benefited the mission of NOPJF, which is to make New Orleans a safer place in which to live, work and visit.
The NOPD Honor Guard presented the colors. Jim Cook, NOPJF Chairman and General Manager of the Sheraton New Orleans and David Ellis, President & CEO of Entergy New Orleans provided remarks.
Superintendent of Police Shaun Ferguson presented the “Badge of Honor” awards to three officers of the Second District: Chad Clark, Everett Route III and Shanda Charles. These officers were recognized for their courage and professionalism during an armed robbery in the Uptown area.
NOPJF President and CEO Melanie Talia moderated a question-and-answer session with the audience and Supt. Ferguson. Attendees were free to ask questions of the Chief and NOPD about the efforts of our men and women in blue, recruitment and retention of officers and other issues facing our community.
The Sheraton served filet, a nod to steak for the “Stake Out” theme. Guests enjoyed a blueberry cheesecake topped with the NOPD crest for dessert.
Entergy served as Presenting Sponsor.
Event at a Glance
What: “Stake Out for Justice” luncheon, benefiting New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation
When: Wednesday, September 25
Where: Sheraton New Orleans