PARISH OF NATCHITOCHES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
200 CHURCH STREET
- O. BOX 799
NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA 71457
PRESS RELEASE: June 10, 2019
PARISH DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS OUT OF THE OFFICE
Parish President Rick Nowlin wants to inform the public that the Director of Public Works, Mr. John Richmond, had an accident on Friday evening, June 7th and, as a result, will be out of the office for a few days. In his absence, Road Maintenance Supervisor Johnny Salard will be leading the crew in its road maintenance effort. Anyone needing to report a road issue is requested to call either Johnny Salard or Jo Goodman at the highway department (318-357-2200). John will be in contact with the department by telephone.
At the time of the accident, Mr. Richmond was assisting a local contractor in the restoration of electrical service to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies taking place on the downtown riverbank. The generator for the reception tent had failed resulting in the loss of lighting and air conditioning. John assisted the contractor in reconnecting the equipment to the City electric service. When descending the steep bank, he fell and broke his leg. The injury was a compound fracture and required surgery on Saturday.
We thank John for his willingness to help where needed and wish him a speedy recovery.