Crescent City community photo gallery for Feb. 19, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office -- From left are Commander Merlin Calligan and Senior Vice Commander John Patten, of the VFW, PPSO Commander Eric Becnel and VFW Adjutant Steve Borne.

Two posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars recently donated cold-weather gear and boots to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The items were presented by Cmdr. Merlin Calligan, Senior Vice Cmdr. John Patten and Adjutant Steve Borne, from John McDonogh Post 3121, based in Gretna, and Emmett Smelser, from Belle Chasse Memorial VFW Post 6706.

The donations will be used by members of the Sheriff’s Office and recruits with the PPSO’s recently established Young Marines Program.