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Mire

Ross M. Mire a twenty four year veteran of maritime law enforcement on the Louisiana coast. Ross started his career on June 13, 1991 at only twenty years old with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He started as an area specialist where he enforced regulations on the Attakapas Wildlife Management Area. In 1996 he transferred to the Law Enforcement Division and was assigned to a coastal district. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2000. Early in his career, he spent much of his time patrolling the coastal marshes of St Mary Parish where he enforced hunting, fishing and boating regulations. He strived at enforcing boating safety regulations, emphasizing on boating while intoxicated. He dedicated much of his time to conducting thorough boating accident investigations and served on a committee to improve the Louisiana boating accident investigation form.

Ross found his passion in training. He worked with peers to improve the training courses for new cadets in the LDWF Enforcement training academy. After Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he assiste in developing and delivering the Louisiana Maritime Search and Rescue Course. He became an instructor in the NASBLA BOAT Program and assisted in the delivery of the program to his agency. LDWF Enforcement became the first accredited  agency in the NASBLA BOAT Program. In 2013 he retired and started another career with the St Mary Parish Sheriff's Office where he is assigned to the Marine Division at  the rank of Lieutenant. He continues to work as a NASBLA BOAT Program instructor. Ross holds pride in working his entire career as a field officer as well as his passion for excellence in the delivery of standardized maritime training to field level maritime officers. Among other awards, he was selected as the Wildlife Agent of the year in 1999 and 2000, as well as the Louisiana NASBLA Boating Officer of the year in 2009.

Ross and his wife Kim make their home in Charenton Louisiana and are the proud parents of Andrew, Hunter and Isabella. Andrew and Hunter are proud to serve in the Louisiana National Guard.