At the Madison County police chiefs’ meeting Wednesday morning, South Roxana Police Officer Lee Brousseau was awarded a Community Officer Award by U.S. Attorney Donald Boyce.
Brousseau was recognized for the community impact award because of his deep-hearted love for the community, according to a news release from South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles.
“Brousseau is the most productive officer on the police department but finds time to interact with the youth,” Coles said. “He does not perform these acts for attention or praise. As the chief of police, I have received numerous phone calls about Officer Brousseau playing football in one of the troubled apartment complexes with the children.”
Some of the officer’s acts of kindness include taking a family to dinner to make sure they had something to eat for the night when the children’s mother broke her leg earlier in Brousseau’s shift. He also bought a bicycle out of his own pocket for an underprivileged child because he made a promise that if the boy applied himself in school and made honor roll, Brousseau would buy him a bike.
“These are just a few of the things Officer Lee Brousseau does on a regular basis while patrolling for the village of South Roxana,” Coles said.