Local BBQ restaurant honors hero from the Flood of 2016


Deputy Bedwell "truly rose up to the moment and honored his oath to protect those who needed him."

Sonny’s BBQ

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Five years ago this month, a major flood hit the area and left people homeless.

During the flood, there were stories of heroism and this is one of them.

Like many other, Patrick Bedwell lost his home due to the flood.

At the time, Bedwell was a deputy with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Bedwell could be seen helping the community.

The deputy shuttled an “abundance of displaced people to Christ Community Church.”

Deputy Bedwell did so much more than shuttle people to safety.

Bedwell stayed with, helped and reassured those displaced people for “countless hours.”

On the five-year-anniversary of his actions, Sonny’s BBQ honored Deputy Bedwell on Thursday, August 12.

A Sonny’s BBQ Franchisee in Baton Rouge named Hunter Moody put together a surprise for Deputy Bedwell.

Image courtesy of Sonny’s BBQ

Hunter gave a speech at the surprise gathering and during it the franchisee said this about Deputy Bedwell, “you rose up at the moment those you swore to protect needed you.”

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