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Tammany Utilities Employee Seizes Opportunity to Perform Good Deed

Tammany Utilities Employee Seizes Opportunity to Perform Good Deed

When Glenn Daughdrill, St. Tammany Parish Government Environmental Services Operations Supervisor, started his day in the field several mornings ago, it wasn’t long before he found himself diverted from his intended destination, and stopped in a roadway to retrieve a ladies’ handbag. What he found inside surprised even him.

“I saw something that looked like a ladies’ purse, so I stopped and picked it up,” Glenn said. “It was pretty heavy, and when I opened it up, I was shocked to see that there was a larger than usual amount of cash inside.”

Glenn brought it back to the office where he managed to find out who owned the bag, but there was no contact information. After calling around, and a little help from his friends, he was able to locate the owner’s daughter. She, along with her mother came in the next day to retrieve the bag, and to thank Glenn for his honesty and tenacity in finding out who the bag belonged to.

“Glenn reflected personal integrity, honesty and a great depth of character,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “I appreciate his willingness to go the extra mile to stop and pick up the bag, then find its rightful owner to return it safely, and in the end give this lady and her family peace of mind. Glenn makes St. Tammany proud.”