St. Charles Parish deputy earns Award for Valor after heroism

Sheriff Greg Champagne and Cpl. Adam Coley.

Corporal Adam “Bud” Coley recently earned a high honor within his profession as he was presented the Award for Valor, after the officer risked his life to save another. 

Sheriff Greg Champagne presented Coley the award Tuesday, a tribute to his efforts on November 16 where he and several fellow deputies responded to a shooting on Villere Drive in Destrehan. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Coley was the second deputy to arrive on the scene, following a Levee District unit. He covered the suspected shooter while directing incoming deputies, keeping in mind that the location of the patient and Levee District Officer was unknown.  

As another deputy arrived on the scene, Coley identified the suspected shooter and proceeded inside a residence to locate the missing Levee District Officer, other potential shooters and patients.  

Coley began clearing the residence and located the Levee District Officer and patient with a gunshot wound inside the bathroom of the residence. Seeing the condition of the patient, Coley knew that time was of the essence and began to perform life-saving measures. He instructed the Levee District Officer to cover the doorway while he applied tourniquets, a chest seal, and wound packing on a combative patient.  


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