HEART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT
Corporal Michael Middlebrook – Lafayette Police Department
Corporal Michael Middlebrook is nominated for his ongoing contributions to the community he patrols. Cpl. Middlebrook has established a relationship with a local convenience store in Lafayette. He collects newly expired food items from the store. These are items that must be pulled from the store’s shelves and which would typically just be discarded. Cpl. Middlebrook takes these food items and redistributes them to homeless and less fortunate citizens including children in his patrol precinct. In addition to his food collection, Cpl. Middlebrook also collects clothing in his off time and delivers it to those same people during the course of his patrol shifts. Cpl. Middlebrook’s compassion and ability to see a need and fill it truly stands out.
On October 1, 2017, Corporal Michael Middlebrook was killed in the line of duty in Lafayette, Louisiana. Beyond the Badge extends its deepest sympathies to his family, friends and fellow officers. He will be dearly missed.