Cooyan's Pledge to the Broussard's

Abbeville Meridional newspaper

Sunday, November 20, 2006 ~ front page:


Allegations made by ‘Dawn Marcelle’ involve parish residents

          From Staff Reporters

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon plans to make a formal request to the Attorney General’s Office to investigate contents published on the “Dawn Marcelle” website.

Sheriff Couvillon said that he had contacted the Attorney General’s Office in regard to this particular website which has recently gained much attention in Vermilion Parish prior to Hurricane Rita.

Now that operations at the Sheriff’s Office have normalized, he plans to make it a formal request.

Couvillon said he has read parts of the website titled “Dawn Marcelle” and as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Vermilion Parish, finds some parts quite disturbing.

“Specifically,” Sheriff Couvillon said, “the website contains the names of some well known Vermilion Parish residents and/or companies which either in the past or presently operate in this parish and more important, the website contains some very serious statements and/or allegations about them.”

The sheriff believes that whoever is responsible for authoring the contents on the website has made allegations which are serious enough to warrant an in-depth inquiry or investigation as to the validity of the statements and allegations.

Therefore, the Sheriff has spoken to Assistant Attorney General Burton Guidry and asked him to open up an investigation.

“If the allegations contained in the website are proven to be truthful, then those who have violated the law need to be held accountable by our judicial systems”, Couvillon said.

“And if the statements and the allegations are proven to be false, then those who have been falsely accused may seek civil intervention and or possibly the filing of any applicable criminal charges against the person or persons responsible.”

Additionally, Sheriff Couvillon said that this website has caused widespread gossip and rumors in Vermilion Parish.

He said it is time the allegations are investigated and either proven false or fictional with appropriate actions to follow, so that people can get on with their lives.

“In today’s world, you can be any one you want to be on the Internet and post information that is either factual or fiction.

“However, when statements and allegations as serious as those contained on the ‘Dawn Marcelle’ website are made, we should all have the peace of mind knowing that it would at least be looked into with appropriate action to follow depending upon the outcome of an inquiry or investigation,” said Sheriff Couvillon.

“Not long ago I attended a presentation where the commission for home rule charter provided information as to the progress of their task and made reference to the need for economic development here in Vermilion Parish and discussions about how much we have to offer here.

“A case in point for us all is the type of negative publicity Vermilion Parish is getting from this particular website which could ultimately hinder efforts to secure new business or industry here.

“All the more reason to investigate the allegations contained on this website and take whatever action is deemed appropriate and necessary, in the interest of doing the right thing for our people and our parish.”

Rolling on the River

Nobody is surprised when I tell them that I am contacted by all levels of human life form, some with and some without badges. This website has attracted the most honorable investigators, trustworthy politicians, good cops, decent attorneys and lots and lots of pissed off Cajuns. Of course my mix of contacts would also include the most manipulative type of investigators, the most vile politicians, plenty of dirty cops with twisted attorneys and even more and more pissed off Cajuns.

For the last 18 months the threats, warnings and harassment have been off the charts and the message has been crystal clear ~  “Don’t expose the Hardy Boyz, or else!”   [ get a clue -that was never the plan]

Plus, just recently, Sheriff Mark Garber, of Lafayette Parish, has decided to drag me, personally, into his divorce settlement case. If ya ask me, there are plenty of glass ceilings to go around in that house of cards.

And now Guy Nerren, a candidate for Chief of Police in Maurice, he is homeless after his house burned down a couple of days ago. It's obvious that I will need to write at least two, maybe three new chapters before I can tell the whole story of why Todd Travasos could be the best city councilman in the history of Abbeville.

Big wheel keep on turning
Proud Mary keep on burning
And we're rolling, rolling
Rolling on the river

A Sunny Day in Bedrock

June 10, 2018

A Sunny Day in Bedrock

It has been well over a year since I’ve posted anything new on this website. Not much has changed in Vermilion, it’s still just as corrupt and full of dirty cops as it ever was. The last four chapters that I’ve written had to be published underground. I’ve got an impressive distribution list full of folks who hang on my every word.  Now that the Abbeville Police Chief election is over I believe I can publish to the masses without having to put up with the tactics of dirty square badge cops.  They say there is one more Police Chief election out there that I should worry about. But the polls have been taken and Guy Nerren has the votes. He has over 80% of them. I’ll be polite and wait until after the votes are in before I congratulate Chief Nerren.

After a dozen juvenile attempts to entrap me - followed by a year of threats - I’m ready to publish a new chapter in order to make good on a promise I made to Todd Travasos. Todd is quite the character. Hands down, he is the funniest guy I have ever had the opportunity to cross during this Story adventure of mine. The tale behind his Italian roots are most interesting- at least, it is the way Todd tells it. Everyone in Vermilion has heard the whispers – they’ve seen the flash and bling – but nobody has ever put the whole legend together in paragraphical form until now. It’s a good read – I’m glad he shared his story with me and I hope he likes the chapter. Todd asked me to write it hoping he could become famous and then run for a city council position in Abbeville. For the record, I don’t think Todd is interested in politics as much as he was 18 months ago. But I really do hope he runs for council someday. He will be the hardest working councilman for the city and it’s about time someone showed up to get things done. You may think this is a set up – just a joke.


     Vote Todd Travasos Councilman of the Future

          Your wish is his command.

     *At least for the first term.

          A Sunny Day in Bedrock  ~  read it here

You Know Who You Are

To the Person and Persons who know what I’m talking about:

A lot of people seem to think that I am motivated by a vengeful heart when revenge has nothing to do with it. Like most people, I was born with the inherent ability to recognize right from wrong. They say God puts us where we are for a reason and I will always choose the good fight over evil.  It has never been my intention to hurt anyone, in fact, I've been on the defense for most of my life. And now, here I am.

And there You are. A manipulator of Trust who likes to kick a person when they’re already down. These days you’re looking very blue in the face while you continue to hold your breath.

Imagine what it’s like to have your whole World crash down around you. There are very few people who you can count on to pull you up, but instead, they walk right up to you with a smile on their face and proceed to kick you while you’re down. 

Can you even imagine such a cruel World? Have you ever been kicked? When you're already down? Think about it next time, before you kick another innocent person




LEO Theater - ACT3

If the last year was comparable to a Dark Comedy in Iberia Parish and a Dark Dark Drama in Lafayette, then in Vermilion Parish we got us a full blown Horror Show. There has always been a dark veil of coonass paranoia over Vermilion in large part due to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Department. The unwritten law behind a VPSO badge is- “it’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know that matters”.

Read it here.

LEO Theater - ACT2

A theater critic might categorize the last 12 months in the Iberia Sheriff office as a Dark Comedy. But then that same critic would categorize the last 12 months in the Lafayette Sheriff office as a very Dark Dark Drama.

Underneath my outside face
There’s a face that none can see.
A little less smiley,
A little less sure,
But a whole lot more like me.

                                                                                                                Shel Silverstein

Read it here