City of Gonzales Motorman donates time for worthy cause

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Chief of Police Sherman Jackson recognizes Motors Officer Jimmie Dunaway.

Chief of Police Sherman Jackson is proud to recognize Motors Officer Jimmie Dunaway, who so selflessly volunteers his time each year to take part in the Dream Day Foundation Fishin' Galore in Clinton, held on the first Saturday in May.

Motormen from surrounding areas join together as they escort St. Jude children on charter buses from Baton Rouge to Clinton. The children can forget about their illnesses for the day as they fish and ride on police motorcycles, ATVs and helicopters.

The City of Gonzales Police Department participates every year, along with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Louisiana State University Police, the West Baton Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Denham Springs Police Department and the Livingston Sheriff’s Office.

These agencies join together to raise money throughout the year with raffles, donations, a civilian motorcycle competition and a police motorcycle competition.

“Firstly, I am grateful to my City of Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson for letting me be a part of this wonderful organization," said Officer Dunaway. "I love representing Gonzales and using my position as a motorman to put a smile on a child's face. These children love the motorcycles, and all of them tell me they would love to be police officer when they grow up. This donation of my time never fails to make me remember why I do what I do."