The Louisiana State Troopers Association honored Senator Barrow Peacock as one of its Legislators of the Year on June 25 in Lafayette.
The organization appreciated his efforts during the 2016 regular session in securing a cost of living adjustment for retirees.
The banquet was held in conjunction with the organization’s 44th annual convention.
Recognizing worthy legislators who go above and beyond the call of duty in representing the interests of the active and retired state troopers and surviving spouses has long been a tradition of the LSTA. Only three other legislators were awarded this year.
The resolution said that throughout his term in office, Peacock has been “most supportive of the Louisiana State Police” and that as chairman of the Retirement Committee authored the legislation to provide COLAs and then shepherded the bills through the legislative process.
LSTA President Jay O’Quinn acknowledged the efforts of all four legislators when he stated, “The actions of these men, both in regard to protecting and memorializing the lives of our fellow troopers and their efforts to assist our retirees, some of whom must live at or near the poverty level, will never be forgotten by our membership. We are eternally grateful for their compassionate acts.”