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Six Lafayette Police Officers Recognized at Award Ceremony

Mar 20, 2019 11:04AM ● By Staff Writer

The non-profit organization “Beyond the Badge” hosted their annual awards banquet earlier this week in Baton Rouge where seventeen Police Officers from around the state were selected for the “Heart of Law Enforcement Award.”

Six Lafayette Police Officers were recipients of the award. Amongst the six officers selected, one officer was also given the most prestigious award called the “Service before Self Award.” 

Nominations for the awards are sought from members of the public, fellow law enforcement officers, family members or anyone who wishes to recognize a worthy law enforcement officer.

Lafayette Police would like to thank Beyond the Badge and anyone who nominated any of our six officers selected for this recognition.

Award Recipients pictured below (L-R):

- Corporal Heather Martin- awarded “Service before Self Award”

- Officer Cody Richard

- Corporal Ryan Shanahan

- Officer Salvatore Angilletta

- Sergeant David Leblanc

- Corporal Chad Landreneau (not pictured)

Beyond the Badge is a non-profit organization operated entirely by citizen volunteers and funded by corporate and private donations. Nominations of officers for Beyond the Badge’s Heart of Law Enforcement award can be made throughout the year. Members of the general public or law enforcement agencies can submit nominations online at Nominations are accepted until Jan. 31 for acts performed during the previous calendar year. Every March, Beyond the Badge will select law enforcement officers who have been nominated for acts of kindnesses during the prior year to receive a Heart of Law Enforcement Award during a special ceremony and luncheon honoring the recipients.