After six year battle with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain Jr., a Louisiana couple received their late son’s shotgun July 14, seized by deputies with a warrant tied to charges against the father dropped shortly after the raid on their home.

Sherrie Buras-Manton said receiving the Youth Model 20-guage shotgun, a sentimental gift given to her son David when he was 10-years-old, from the sheriff’s office today means a whole lot to her.

“The first thing I did was ask the deputy to turn the gun around so that I can see and then kiss those initials carved-in by David,” she said.