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St. Mary Parish Sheriff Hospitalized with Undetermined Illness

UPDATE:  Sheriff Blaise Smith and his family want to express their heartfelt “thanks” for the overwhelming outpouring of prayers and well-wishes.

They are requesting that everyone respect the Sheriff and his family’s privacy and hold all questions/phone calls during this time.
From Sheriff Smith, “Peace be with you and God bless! Thank you all!”



The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms that Sheriff Blaise Smith is suffering from an as-yet-undetermined illness and is seeking in-patient medical evaluation and treatment at a medical facility at the present time.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office is continuing to operate as normal in providing full-service law enforcement services. The Administrative staff is in contact with Sheriff Smith and his family on a regular basis to stay up to date with his status and to advise and consult with the Sheriff on office matters.

The Sheriff’s staff looks forward to his full recovery.

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