LIVINGSTON – Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard recently recognized one of his deputies, Sgt. Nick LoCicero, for his quick action after an auto accident left a driver pinned under the vehicle.
“I recently recognized several deputies for their extraordinary actions in Livingston Parish – some while in uniform, some while off the clock,” Ard said.
“No matter when – these deputies were ‘at the ready’ to serve and protect,” he said.
On Dec. 31, just before midnight, LoCicero, who was off duty, heard a loud crashing noise outside of his home and went to investigate.
“When he did, he found a single-vehicle crash with the driver trapped underneath his vehicle,” Ard said.
“Before landing on top of the driver, the vehicle had flipped several times during which the driver was ejected.
“Sgt. LoCicero, along with several of his neighbors, worked together to lift the vehicle,” Ard said, and the sergeant was able to pull the driver free.
While the young driver was found to be under the influence, “We are happy to report that the driver survived with minor injuries,” Ard said.
“We are proud of Sgt. LoCicero and all the men and women of the blue and white who work to ‘serve & protect’ at every chance,” Ard said.