Giving back to those who show commitment is worth celebrating. Corporal Thaddeus Sices was promoted Friday to Sergeant.
He received the long awaited title at Lafayette Middle School where he's been a resource officer for eight years.
He has 17 years with the Lafayette Police Department, which is the amount of time it takes to receive such a title.
Sices serves on the DARE program, Patrol Division, and even started a program called “Peacekeepers” to praise kids.
And one more thing – the entire celebration was a surprise. In addition to the presentation, the Lafayette Middle School band performed.