St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office on patrol throughout the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, center, visits with parade-goers along the route of the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

What a difference a day makes!! The 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade scheduled for April 14 was postponed until April 15 due to inclement weather. The parade rolled on under beautiful blue skies with crisp, cool temperatures as hundreds of riders on nearly 50 floats tossed approximately 500,000 pounds of produce to spectators.

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann and the men and women of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office were on patrol along the parade route throughout the duration of the 17th annual parade.

Standing with St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann, center, on Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade are, from left: Deputy Chief John Doran and Lt. Robert Broadhead.

Det. Donald Shreve directs traffic prior to the start of the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

St. Bernard Parish deputies, Sgt. Jessie Gernados, left, and Sgt. Jeff Vega, worked along the route of the 17th annual St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

Capt. Bret Bowen drives the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center along Judge Perez Drive during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

Capt. Charles Borchers aboard the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Eric Eilers with McGruff the Crime Dog, portrayed by Dep. Debrecca Richard, during this year’s St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Resistance Education Officer Lt. Lisa Jackson hands a throw to a spectator at the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.

The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office Mobile Emergency Operations Center, driven by Capt. Bret Bowen, leads local parades by coordinating closures of main cross streets as the parade approaches and making adjustments in the speed of the procession. During the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade, Capt. Charles Borchers and Maj. Angie Huff posted regular location updates on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page from aboard the vehicle throughout the duration of the parade.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Det. Paul Sperandeo driving the The Hero One Louisiana Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Car during the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade in Chalmette on April 15. Hero One, a project spearheaded by Det. Sperandeo, travels around the state, serving as a memorial for fallen Louisiana law enforcement officers.

Lt. Raymond Theriot on patrol during the 17th annual St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15 in Chalmette.

St. Bernard Parish Prison inmate trustees clean up Judge Perez Drive following the 2018 St. Bernard Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade held April 15.