Deputy Marshal honored with “Nick Tullier Service Before Self” Award

The Denham Springs Kiwanis Club held their 49th annual Peace Officer of the Year Award on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

Leaders from the law enforcement agencies in Livingston Parish recommend their picks for officers who deserve to be recognized. One specific award was added this year in honor of Sgt. Nick Tullier. The award was called the “Nick Tullier Service above self” award.

Winners this year included:

Denham Springs Police: Officer Reid Copeland

Denham Springs Marshal: Deputy Leesha Robert

Louisiana State Police: Trooper Matthew Wallace

Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office: Sgt. Phil Lint

‘Nick Tullier Service Above Self Award’: Deputy Leesha Robert

Deputy Robert said the award was the most valuable and important award she’s ever received. Along with the Kiwanis Club presenting the award to Robert, Tullier’s parents James & Mary as well as Tullier’s youngest son Gage, helped present the award. His parents held back tears as Robert hugged them tight knowing how much of an honor it is to carry on Nick Tullier’s legacy of serving the public.

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