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Luke Richer (2007)

Louisiana Young Heroes



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Elton, Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2007-06-24

Duration: 00:06:04

Subjects: Louisiana Young Heroes | Richer, Luke | Fire fighters


  • Price, Shayla Host
  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Richer, John Interviewee
  • Richer, Luke Interviewee
  • Edwards, Ricky Interviewee
  • Ortego, John Interviewee
  • Richer, Vicky Interviewee
  • Bertrand, Kim Interviewee
  • Fruge, Tammy Interviewee
  • Hollingsworth, Kathy Interviewee
  • Landry, Danielle Interviewee
  • Brookhouse, Debbie Interviewee
  • Vidrine, Joan Interviewee


This segment from the 2007 Young Heroes Award Ceremony features a profile of honoree Luke Richer, a senior at Elton High School. Richer is an honor roll student and a starter on the football team. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Jefferson Davis Fire Department with training as a first responder and the certification to handle hazardous material spills. When Hurricane Rita threatened Elton, Richer helped evacuate residents, secure town property, supply food and water to evacuation shelters, and assisted FEMA and the Red Cross. He was also honored for his efforts in saving a state trooper involved in a hit and run accident. Hosts: Shayla Price and Beth Courtney