U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today released the following statement on the passing of U.S. District Court Judge Frank Polozola:
"Judge Frank Polozola was a giant of the federal judiciary. He possessed a keen analytical mind and wisdom born of the compassion with which he faithfully served the bench for more than 40 years.
"Judge Polozola was a driving force behind the establishment of the state's first Youth ChalleNGe program in conjunction with the Louisiana National Guard. Thousands of our young men and women have been able to turn their lives around because of Judge Polozola's vision, and his belief that they were worthy of a second chance. It was my great privilege to honor him at the first annual Youth ChalleNGe foundation banquet two years ago. He will be deeply missed."