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St. Mary Parish Fire Protection District #11 Issues Statement on the Passing of Jr. Firefighter Killed in Jeanerette Shooting

District #11 Remembers Mr. Kendal Thompson
BIG FOUR CORNERS — On Friday, January 17, 2020, the St. Mary Parish Fire Protection District #11 was
notified of the untimely death of a Junior Firefighter, Mr. Kendal Thompson, age 17, to senseless gun
violence. Mr. Thompson joined the organization in September 2019 and was eager to learn about fire
safety, prevention and protection. The St. Mary Fire Department honors his service rendered to the
community and will greatly miss our brother, Mr. Kendal Thompson. Heartfelt condolences are extended to his family, friends and beloved community.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
About Fire District #11:
The St. Mary Fire Protection District #11 protects the lives and property of all areas north of the Intercostal Waterway in Wards 1 and 2, the west and north boundary of the Iberia Parish line and the east boundary starting at the intersection of the Iberia Parish line to the Intracoastal Waterway. That area includes Four Corners, Sorrell, Glencoe, Louisa, Websterville, and St. Peter. District #11 Fire Department also responds automatically to incidents in St. Mary and Iberia Parishes, when needed.
The mission of District #11 is to provide effective fire prevention and fire protection of life and property to the citizens we are duty bound to serve.
Our service can be traced back to 1983, when the Four Corners Volunteer Fire Department was established to serve Four Corners, Glencoe, Sorrell and the Port of West St. Mary . In April 1990, the St. Mary Parish Government formed the St. Mary Parish Fire District #11 Board of Commissioners, under Ordinance No. 1096. That policy provided fire protection, medical assistance, and extrication rescue for the citizens in the district.
The St. Mary Parish Fire District #11 responds to about 400 emergencies per year. Our district includes one school and thirteen churches.

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