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Louisiana law enforcement officers recognized for acts of kindness

Posted at 9:56 PM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 22:56:23-04

A non-profit organization in Baton Rouge is recognizing officers for the kind acts they perform in the community.

Beyond the Badge has spotlighted 17 law enforcement officers from around the state including two Lafayette Sheriff’s Office deputies and five Lafayette Police officers.

The officers were recognized at a luncheon Tuesday in Baton Rouge.

Two of the recipients, Corporal Heather Martin of the Lafayette Police Department and Major Todd
Morris of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office were presented with the 2019 Service Before
Self award.

The Service Before Self award is given to the officer whose act of kindness stands out in
the field of nominees, according to the organization.

According to a release, officers were given an award packet that included a $100 Visa gift card and a framed Louisiana state flag that had been flown over the Louisiana State Capitol for a day in his or her honor. The Service Before Self honorees each received a $500 Visa gift card, in addition to the flag, and all officers received a congratulatory letter from President Donald Trump and an official statement of recognition from Governor John Bel Edwards.

Deputy Salvatore Angilletta – Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officer Jared Bennett – Pineville Police Department
Deputy Kasey Boudreaux – Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officer Julia Courville – Lake Charles Police Department
Deputy Issac Genova – St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office
Deputy Jennifer Gonzalez – East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant Paul Harris – Louisiana State Police
Sergeant Alton Horn – City of Alexandria Police Department
Deputy Fred Kimble – East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Corporal Chad Landreneau – Lafayette Police Department
Sergeant David LeBlanc – Lafayette Police Department
Corporal Heather Martin – Lafayette Police Department
Major Todd Morris – East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office
Officer Cody Richard – Lafayette Police Department
Corporal Ryan Shanahan – Lafayette Police Department
Investigator Chad Stokes – Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office
Lieutenant Donald Gail Waddle – Village of Dodson Police Department

Read the full release below for a look at the acts of kindness from these officers.