27 September 2008

jimmy chevalier 1949 - 2008

sometimes keeping a blog is great. for instance, occasionally we can get a pretty good idea of what kind of stories kalb and the town talk are working on because of the way they arrive here usually via google.

then, there are other times, like late thursday night when we noticed a couple of local googlers searching "jimmy chevalier died."

we only met mr. chevalier once, some years back. he helped us out with something when he didnt have to and we always remembered him and was appreciative of him for that. mr. chevalier would have been our choice for alexandria city marshall. although, it wasnt until just a few days ago, when we viewed the cenla light's 2008 election guide that we realized that the city marshall candidate was the same jimmy chevalier

if mr. chevalier was your family member or friend we are very sorry for your loss.

Born: August 11, 1949
Died: September 25, 2008

Services:2:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana.
Visitation:5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the Church.

Services for James W. "Jimmy" Chevalier will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 29, 2008, at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana with Reverend John Wamsley officiating. Burial will be at Alexandria Memorial Gardens, Alexandria, LA.

Mr. Chevalier, 59, of Woodworth, Louisiana, died Thursday, September 25, 2008, in Rapides Regional Medical Center.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. Mr. Chevalier was a Major in the Rapides Parish Sheriff Office. He was a recipient of Alexandria Exchange Club Law Enforcement Scholarship, recipient of over 60 letters of commendation from the Alexandria Police Department, public organizations, and private citizens.

He was a guest instructor at LSU Law Enforcement Institute and Louisiana State Police. Mr. Chevalier was a graduate of FBI Mid-Management Seminar in Quantico, Virginia where he met his wife, and FBI Peace Officer's Standards and Training Instructor Certification. He was the State of Louisiana representative for NASDLET Victim-Witness program and a graduate of Child Abuse Prevention Program, Glynco, Georgia.

He was a recipient of Alexandria Jaycees Central LA Outstanding Young Law Enforcement Officer. Mr. Chevalier was past president of LA Law Enforcement Academy Director's Association, past president of Alexandria Exchange Club, State Director of LA Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics of Louisiana.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Dalton Chevalier.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 23 years, Elizabeth C. Chevalier of Woodworth; mother, Vertis Mallette Chevalier of Alexandria; sons, James Weston Chevalier of Alexandria, David Caldwell Chevalier and Daniel Dalton Chevalier of Woodworth; daughters, Charlee Beth Shreve and husband Ashley of Boyce, Airman 1st Class Sarah Nicole Chevalier of Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City; brothers, Bobby Chevalier of Oceans Springs, Mississippi and Tommy Chevalier of N. Augusta, South Carolina; sister, Becky Tynes Jewell of Boyce; four grandchildren, Dalton Chevalier, Aubrie Chevalier, Kylee Shreve and Ashton Shreve; and host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be James Weston Chevalier, Steven Weeks, Michael Bearb, Adrian Lamkin, Sherman King, Jay Slayter, Darrell Guillory and William McInnis. Honorary pallbearers will be Alexandria Police Department and Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 28, 2008, at Hixson Brothers, Alexandria, from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Monday at Calvary Baptist Church from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, Louisiana (LETR), 805 Murray Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301

kalb announcing death of jimmy chevalier - 6:00 pm news cast friday 26 september 2008

jimmy chevalier alexandria city marshall candidate interview - kalb 11 july 2008