City of Thibodaux
Employee of the Month
to Police Department Mechanic Terry Thibodaux for being chosen as
the September City of Thibodaux Employee of the Month.
“ET”, as his
friends affectionately call him, was born and raised in the City of
Thibodaux. He is one of nine
children, and has a twin sister. He
served two tours in Viet Nam, defending his country.
He retired from the U. S. Army after twenty years of service and
returned to his hometown of Thibodaux, to serve the public once again.
ET was first employed by the City
as a school crossing guard in 1997. He
protected the children at St. Genevieve School.
In 1998 he applied for the position of Police Mechanic and successfully
completed the process.
When a patrol vehicle breaks down
on the weekends, ET reports to work and repairs the vehicle to make sure
officers have the equipment to serve the public.
He never requests additional pay.
He knows funds are short, so ET cannibalizes all wrecked vehicles to
save spare parts. The department
was donated a trailer with a broken axle, so ET changed the axle and
refurbished the deck saving the City funds.
The Fire Department calls upon ET
to install the emergency lights and radios on their vehicles.
He is always accommodating. The
Security Department at Nicholls State University calls upon ET to install the
emergency equipment on their vehicles.
ET has also installed a security cage for the Probation and Parole
ET goes beyond his normal
duties and assist with Mardi Gras, the Fireman’s Fair, etc. He helps to
erect the Police Tent, set up barricades, and then returns at night to remove
the police property.
These are just a few examples to
demonstrate how ET serves the citizens of Thibodaux.