To improve public safety in St. John the Baptist Parish, the sheriff’s office and fire department have been working with Pin Oak Terminals in Mt. Airy to build a radio communications tower, enhancing 911 communications radio coverage in the community.
President Robottom & Sheriff Mike Tregre were among the public officials on hand for a ribbon cutting of the new tower, a 260-foot tall, three-point structure constructed on Pin Oak grounds on River Road in Mt. Airy.
Among other officials joining President Robottom & Sheriff Tregre for the ceremony were SJSO Chief Steve Guidry, St. James Chief Sid Berthelot, St. John Fire Services Chief of Operations Cain Dufrene, St. James Sheriff Willy Martin Jr., Port of South Louisiana representative Linda Prudhomme, Pin Oak officials Tom Malik and Danny Guidry, St. John Chief Administrative Officer Laverne Toombs, Lt. Conrad Baker and St. John Interim Director of Emergency Preparedness Travis Perrilloux.
Construction of the new tower began in early 2017 after the SJSO, parish government officials and Pin Oak representatives entered into an agreement to build the $2 million structure.