Westlake honors former Mayor Dan Cupit

Published 11:00 am Saturday, October 22, 2022

Westlake City Council, administration and law enforcement honored the passing of former Westlake Mayor Dan Cupit with a procession on Tuesday. Cupit died Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the age of 82.

His life of service was celebrated Wednesday.

The burial included a 21-gun salute from the Fort Polk Honor Guard.

According to his obituary, his military service began when he was attending McNeese State University when he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in Army R.O.T.C. He was designated a Distinguished Military Graduate. He completed his military service as Deputy Comptroller for the Pentagon when he retired in 1992.

He served four terms on the Westlake City Council. He was Mayor of Westlake from 2007 until 2014.

He was a coach, teacher, administrator and counselor in the public school system.

“His service went above and beyond,” said Westlake Interim Mayor Dan Racca.

At the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Meeting, Randy Burleigh, District 14, said he was the “pride of Pitkin.”