Press Kit for 2019 Ceremony

Beyond the Badge proudly recognized 17 law enforcement officers from across Louisiana in its 3rd annual Heart of Law Enforcement Awards earlier today.  See link below for media information on the ceremony and award recipients. Heart Of Law Enforcement Awards 2019 press kit

Meet Hershel Smith

Master Trooper Hershel Smith – Louisiana State Police In August of last year, Master Trooper Hershel Smith learned about a young boy from his home parish of Vernon.  The boy had never had his own bicycle.  Touched by the circumstance and understanding how much a bicycle can mean to a growing boy, M/T Smith made … More Meet Hershel Smith

Meet Hue Pham

HEART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT Officer Hue Pham – Baton Rouge Police Department It was a cold November afternoon when Officer Hue Pham arrived to investigate a young mother and child in a retail parking lot.  The temperature was in the low 50’s that afternoon.  The mother was appropriately dressed for the cold weather, … More Meet Hue Pham

Meet George Morrison

HEART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT Officer George Morrison – Krotz Springs Police Department In the wee hours of a Friday morning, a trucker from Florida carrying a load of cattle broke down in the small town of Krotz Springs. Within a matter of minutes, Officer George Morrison stopped to help with traffic control and … More Meet George Morrison

Meet Michael Middlebrook

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 … More Meet Michael Middlebrook

Meet Randy Leger

HEART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT SERGEANT RANDAL LEGER – LAFAYETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT Sgt. Randy Leger has been caught in the act – an act of kindness that is.  He was spotted buying breakfast for a homeless woman that he has known for a long time.  He considers the woman a friend. Sgt. Leger was … More Meet Randy Leger

Meet Gary Hobbs

HEART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT CHIEF GARY HOBBS – MANSFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT In 2006, Chief Gary Hobbs created the Mansfield Police Department Christmas Project. Each year, Chief Hobbs seeks out corporate sponsors and donors to provide private funding for the project.  Approximately 200 children benefit from the Christmas Project.  The gifts Chief Hobbs is … More Meet Gary Hobbs