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“It gives me great comfort to know that Louisiana has dedicated law enforcement officers like you who are committed to protecting our communities.”

WASHINGTON — Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today sent a letter to Captain Earl D. Nichols of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department to congratulate him on being named the 2020 Louisiana Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.

“It gives me great comfort to know that Louisiana has dedicated law enforcement officers like you who are committed to protecting our communities. . . . You put your life on the line, and you impress us with your bravery and sacrifice every day,” Kennedy wrote to Nichols.

Nichols began his career with the Rapides Sheriff’s Department in 1970, and he continues to work 32 hours a week. This year marks his 50-year anniversary as a commissioned deputy.

Read the full letter from Kennedy to Nichols here.