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Former St. Bernard Parish President Junior Rodriguez has died

Henry "Junior" Rodriguez, the former St. Bernard Parish president, has died. (Source:NPR) Henry "Junior" Rodriguez, the former St. Bernard Parish president, has died. (Source:NPR)
ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

A former St. Bernard Parish President has died, according to Parish President Guy McInnis. 

McInnis confirmed that Junior Rodriguez died at his home in Verret. 

Rodriguez served as leader of the parish during Hurricane Katrina.

McInnis issued the following statement following Rodriguez's passing: 

Today, St. Bernard Parish collectively mourns the loss of Former Parish President Henry “Junior” Rodriguez.   Parish President Guy McInnis has ordered all parish flags to be flown at half-staff.

“Junior was a life-long friend,” said Parish President Guy McInnis.  “He will be remembered for his passion and dedication to St. Bernard Parish and will be missed by not only me and my family, but by all of St. Bernard Parish.”   “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rodriguez family.” 

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