February 6, 2023

Cassidy Invites Baton Rouge Sheriff Deputy to State of the Union After Heroically Saving a Life


WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) today announced his guest for the State of the Union tomorrow will be Detective Will Bankston of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department. 

Detective Bankston jumped into action to save a man’s life without a second thought,” said Dr. Cassidy. “His acts embody what it means to protect and serve. I’m delighted he’s my guest at this year’s State of the Union.”


In late January, Detective Bankston saved a man’s life while off-duty. He freed a man who had been pinned underwater in the aftermath of a violent crash that tore his car in half.