BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — Officers from across the state were recognized today for their extraordinary efforts on the job.
The Louisiana State Police awarded deputies, police officers and troopers for their bravery and dedication. Some of the awards included the Medal of Valor and the Lifesaving Award.
The Meritorious Service Award is given to an officer that exceeds the normal expectations of duty; one woman who played a special part in the Mickey Shunick murder investigation was recognized.
"When police works happens and it comes together, we make an arrest. We don't always talk about what happens behind the scenes. In this particular instance, here is somebody behind the scenes that did extraordinary police work,” stated Col. Mike Edmonson. “We honored Katie (Morel) here today because of her efforts above and beyond, extraordinary moment that simply worked tirelessly to make this case happen.”
The ceremony also recognized civilians for their efforts throughout the community.