Sheriff Craig Webre and the men and women of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking the public to donate blood for a fellow deputy recently diagnosed with cancer.
In April, Lieutenant Courtney Curole was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a rapidly-progressing cancer of the blood and bone marrow. She is currently receiving aggressive chemotherapy treatment. Curole is an 11-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and currently serves as a Shift Supervisor in the Patrol Division where she has spent most of her career. Many residents may recognize Curole from the Bayou Country Children’s Museum as she was the very first Coordinator of the “Safetyville” exhibit when the museum opened. At age 33, she is also a mother of two children and is engaged to Sergeant Todd Prevost, also of the LPSO.
The United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in Lafourche Parish for two replenishment blood drives in the next two weeks. The first blood drive will be Thursday, May 7 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the LPSO Criminal Operations Center, located at 805 Crescent Avenue in Lockport. The second will be held Tuesday, May 12 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the LPSO Administrative Office, located at 200 Canal Boulevard in Thibodaux. All donations will result in a monetary credit toward Curole’s medical expenses. A blood donation also ensures blood is available for the next patient in need. Anyone unable to donate during these blood drives may still contribute by donating blood at any United Blood Services location in Lieutenant Curole’s name.