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Death of Sheriff's Office Employee - Thursday, February 21, 2019


DATE:            THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019
TO:                  ALL MEDIA OUTLETS

                        MS. JULIE ACOSTA



NAPOLEONVILLE – It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of longtime Sheriff’s Office employee, Ms. Julie Acosta.  Julie passed away last Friday due to illness.


Julie has been a valued employee of our department for the past 18 years.  She worked in the administrative section of the Sheriff’s Office and was a fully commissioned officer.


On behalf of the entire Sheriff’s Office, we offer our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to Julie’s family and friends.


May they find peace at this most difficult time.



Sheriff Leland Falcon



For additional information concerning this News Release, contact Sheriff Leland Falcon or Public Information Officer, Lonny Cavalier at 985-369-7281.






Julie Blanchard Acosta

FEBRUARY 8, 1957 – FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Julie Blanchard Acosta, a native of Donaldsonville and resident of Napoleonville, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the BEST mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She loved all animals, especially cats. She was a loving caretaker who enjoyed spending her time with her grandkids and family. She was an amazing lady with a kind and gentle spirit who will be greatly missed. She is survived by two daughters, Sarah Acosta and Catherine Acosta; one son, Joseph J. Acosta III (Abby); two sisters, Donna Blanchard Landry (David) and Lauren Blanchard Johnson; one brother, Marvin Clay Blanchard (Lisa) and three grandchildren, Paxton, Benjamin and Sherry. She is preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Raymond Blanchard; her loving husband, Donald Neal Acosta and one sister, Connie Stropolo. A memorial will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial for 11:00 am at St. Jules Catholic Church in Belle Rose. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Father Matthew Graham will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Humane Society of Louisiana.


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