2012 Pictures of the year 2012 Pictures of the year Advocate staff photo by ADAM LAU -- Louisiana State Trooper Joseph Barton kneels in prayer alongside Black Bayou in St. Amant Feb. 22 at the site where a car left La. 935 (Stringer Bridge Road) and plunged into 20- to 25-feet-deep water the previous evening. The driver and two children survived after rescuers jumped in to save them, but two other children were killed. Advocate story June 17, 2014 Comments In 2012, Advocate staff photojournalists shared their visions of our community and region. Their photographs tell the stories of your neighbors, family and heroes. These photos resonated with them and are their top choices for the past year.