In 1981 he decided Louisiana needed a chapter of ABATE, American Bikers Active Toward Education. This non-profit organization promotes the rights of motorcyclists to share the road, together with awareness, education and legislation necessary to do so safely. As founder and many-year state president, Pops helped establish the Motorcycle Operator Training Courses now offered by the Louisiana Department of Education.
Pops' lifelong image was that of the good Samaritan biker - tough on the outside and tender on the inside. His long white beard made him indeed look like a Santa -
This park was created by Nolan Baudoin and Frank Oser of the State of Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.