A Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office deputy has been dismissed from his position after he was arrested for possession of child pornography.
Phillip Guidry, 35, of Houma, was arrested on Wednesday morning after an investigation by the Louisiana Office of the Attorney General assisted by the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office.
On May 20, investigators arrived at Guidry's residence in Houma with a search warrant.
Upon searching his devices, they located several images of child pornography.
Guidry was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.
He is charged with 20 counts of pornography involving juveniles under the age of 13.
Bail has been set at $20,000.
Guidry was with LPSO for more than 8 years. It ended upon his arrest with his termination.
He spent most of his time as a patrol deputy. Before joining LPSO, Guidry was a United States Marine.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said he was disappointed in hearing the news of the arrest.
“These actions are reprehensible and are in direct opposition to our mission and values at the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office," Webre said. "As peace officers, we are expected to hold ourselves to the highest standards, but inevitably, some falter. I am extremely disappointed with this deputy’s actions. As we go forward, we will continue holding the men and women of our agency accountable and ensure they maintain the highest standards of integrity and service to the community.”