Sheriff Johnson commended on retirement at Capitol

Sheriff Ron Johnson received a House Concurrent Resolution by Senator Ryan Bourriaque and Senator Mark Abraham at the State Capitol on Monday, Apr. 29. The resolution was to commend Sheriff Johnson on his retirement. Also attending were Mary Johnson, Heather Savoie and Sheriff-Elect Chris Savoie.

Here is resolution as presented to Sheriff Johnson:

2024 Regular Session

House Concurrent Resolution No. 50 By Representative Bourriaque And Senator Abraham


To commend Sheriff Ron Johnson on the occasion of his retirement.

WHEREAS, Ron Johnson is a dedicated civil servant who has served Cameron Parish for more than forty-years; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Johnson began his career with the Cameron Parish Volunteer Fire Department in 1980 and served for a total of thirty years; during his tenure, he obtained a field firefighting instructor certification at Louisiana State University and taught firefighting techniques to several fire departments in Southwest Louisiana; he also achieved the rank of fire chief and served in that capacity for seventeen years; he retired as an active fireman in 2010 and currently serves on the board of the Grand Lake/Sweet Lake Fire Protection District No. 14; and

WHEREAS, Ron joined the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff James R. “Sono” Savoie in 1989; he started as a corrections officer before joining the police academy, where he was elected class president and graduated with a near-perfect scholastic average; he then transferred to the patrol division and served for five years; during this time he became the first-ever field training officer for the sheriff’s office; and

WHEREAS, while serving as a deputy for the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office, Ron was promoted to investigator, D.A.R.E. program coordinator, and grant writer; he was then selected as chief deputy by Sheriff Theos Duhon in 2004, and he served in that capacity until Duhon’s retirement in July 2012; and

WHEREAS, Sheriff Johnson took office in July 2012, and since his tenure began, he and his diligent team have accomplished numerous milestones for the Cameron Parish Sheriff’s Office; he oversaw the creation of numerous programs and bolstered the office’s already impressive team chemistry; as sheriff, he was also an active member of the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association; and

WHEREAS, Cameron Parish Sheriff Ron Johnson is a true servant of the people, and he is most deserving of the highest recognition for dedicating more than four decades of service to Cameron Parish and the state of Louisiana.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of Louisiana does hereby commend Sheriff Ron Johnson on the occasion of his retirement and does hereby extend sincerest wishes that he continue to prosper in all of his endeavors as he begins a new journey in retirement.