Lafayette City Marshal Reggie Thomas had the honor of nominating the late Marshal Earl J “Nickey” Picard for the esteemed Louisiana 1st Responders’ Christian Association Annual Award Ceremony. Today marked a profoundly poignant occasion as we gathered to celebrate Marshal Picard’s remarkable legacy. Posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, it was a moving tribute to honor his immeasurable dedication and service.

The date, October 26, 2023, will forever be etched in our memories as we stood alongside Marshal Picard’s family, sharing in the emotional and unforgettable moment. Together, we paid homage to his unwavering commitment to duty, service, and community.

Marshal Reggie Thomas’s nomination echoed the sentiments of a man whose contributions left an indelible mark on our hearts and the community he served. The induction into the Hall of Fame stands as a testament to Marshal Picard’s enduring impact, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire generations to come.