keep Stephin Bergeron's memorial site.
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keep Stephin Bergeron's memorial site.

    1. Alexis Benoit
    2. Petition by

      Alexis Benoit

      sulphur, LA

Help Stop Christina Sargent Bergeron from being forced to take down her son Stephin Bergeron's memorial site where he was murdered, along the fence line of Jerry Marine's on hwy 27 across from Wayne & Laynes's. Deparentment of transportation is forcing this family to take down the memorial that Stephin's friends & family have put up to remember him. It has been said that the memorial is a "distraction" to traffic. There is 100's if not 1000's of roadside memorials across the calcasieu parish, what makes this memorial any different? Yes, i understand this roadside memorial is bigger then most. But the family agreed to remove everything but a cross & a bench where they sit to grieve the lost of their loved one. & they were told they couldn't have anything, not even the cross & bench. We are suppossed to be a small town that is here for our community, we have rapest, drug dealer, pedafiles, murderers, & many more sick twisted people walking the streets of our community everyday & ya'll are worried about a memorial site being a "distration". We have all lost a loved one or family member, different people grieve in different ways. We need to come together & be here for this family in their time of need. We need to hope & pray that  D.O.T, finds it in thier hearts to allow this mother & family to atleast keep a bench & cross in memory of thier loved one. I also want to let it be know that it is NOT the city of Sulphur, Sulphur police department, or the mayor that is forcing this removal. They also have said they agree it shouldn't be removed. Thanks for your time. Every phone call, email, post, & share will help! God bless & Have a great day.

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    1. response email from d.o.t:

      Alexis Benoit
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for contacting the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). The memorial for Stephin Bergeron along LA 1256 is in close proximity to the highway, posing a safety hazard to drivers in the area. Out of concern for the safety of motorists as well as pedestrians frequenting the site, DOTD has requested that Ms. Bergeron disassemble the large memorial. However, out of respect for the deceased and family and friends, one cross is allowed to remain. Ms. Bergeron has agreed to this arrangement.

      department of transportation of lake charles
      department of transportation of lake charles
      dotdcs@la.govt here.

    2. Decision-maker department of transportation of lake charles responds:

      department of transportation of lake charles

      Thank you for contacting the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD). The memorial for Stephin Bergeron along LA 1256 is in close proximity to the highway, posing a safety hazard to drivers in the area. Out of concer...


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    • Rev. Michael Groner BEAVERTON, OR
      • almost 2 years ago

      I lost a friend through violence and I wish there was a place we could go to memorialize him. God Bless the Bergeron family.

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    • terea davidson OKC, OK
      • almost 2 years ago

      its the right thing to do.

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    • Donna Powell-Croy FORT MCCOY, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Because i have lost several people in my life including my 15 year old

      grandson.I believe she should keep her memorial as it is her right to remember her son.

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    • linda suddeth BREVARD, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      It is important to keep the memory alive. Ask any mother who has lost a child.

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    • Candie McKillip ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      I live in NM and we have memorials along both I25 n I40 also on city streets ... There is no crime leave.the.memorial alone

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