The Livingston Parish sheriff recognized the Bass Pro Shop in Denham Springs on Thursday for its help during the August 2016 floods. 

During the floods, the store loaned ten boats to the sheriff's office to use for rescues. 

"Y'all were so good to us, gave us these boats, no questions asked," Sheriff Jason Ard said during a presentation at the store. "Didn't talk about price. Just said, take what you need, go rescue people."

Ard said his deputies came twice to ask for boats, losing two of the smaller ones in the vicious flood waters. When they returned the lot of the boats, many were banged up with dents and holes. The store accepted the damaged boats without charging anything to the Sheriff's Office.

"And it really touched my heart for someone to say, don't worry about it, because we're in this with you," Ard said.

Store manager Seth Theriot, who received the framed letter of appreciation, deputy sheriff's badge and patch on behalf of the store, said the store sold the boats at a reduced price after the flood. 

"That was part of us wanting to help the community," he said.

The store also presented to the sheriff $500 worth of gifts for his annual Christmas Crusade gift drive.

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