Memorial Services Today For 1st African-American Female State Trooper

Memorial services take place today for the first African-American woman to serve as a Louisiana state trooper.

The funeral for Joyce Thibodeaux took place at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Twelfth Street in Lafayette. Thibodeaux served for 21-years as a detective with the Louisiana State Police Gaming Division before her retirement.

She was 68-years-old at the time of her death this week.

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