Slidell cop’s dream of jail library lives on after his untimely death

By Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Tamie Martin, a St. Tammany Parish librarian, discusses the library created for the Slidell city jail by a class from the community works group Leadership Northshore. Martin was a member of the group. (Photo by Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

By Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

The library is named in honor of Lt. Ray Dupuy, a Slidell police officer killed in a motorcycle accident in September 2017. Dupuy had wanted to start a library at the jail.

Prisoners do the cooking in the Slidell City Jail. Now, the jail has a small library as well. (Photo by Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Tamie Martin, a St. Tammany Parish librarian, discusses the library created for the Slidell city jail by a class from the community works group Leadership Northshore. Martin was a member of the group. (Photo by Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Prisoners in the Slidell City Jail can choose books to check out of the new library from this register. (Photo by Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

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