LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Lafayette Police Sgt. Robin Green and Officer Nadia Adams entered the department’s history books as the first-ever mother-daughter duo working to protect and serve the Lafayette community.
The Lafayette Police Department recognized the two law enforcement officers during National Women’s History Month.
Green, who has worked at the department for 17 years, began his professional career as a firefighter with the Lafayette Fire Department.
“My heart is half blue and half red,” Green said.
She said starting her career in the fire department taught her a lot about compassion.
“I’ve seen families mourn the loss of a loved one to a fire and yet I had to keep working.”
The transition to becoming a police officer was smooth thanks to this, she said.
“I knew if I could help people through their worst day and watch entire families die in a fire, then I could make a difference in the police department.”
Young LEO, Officer Adams, was inspired by her mother to follow in her footsteps.
“I remember one career day at her school, she wanted to wear my uniform shirt, and soon after she broke the news to me and told me she wanted to be a law officer.
Adams then attended UL Lafayette and earned a degree in criminal justice.
From there, she enrolled in the police academy and the rest is history.
“Early in her career, I was worried about her. This job has an incredible responsibility. You can take a life, save a life and change the path of someone’s life,” Green said.
She added that working the streets of Lafayette and coming into contact with so many different personalities is not for the weak.
“She’s proven herself and I sleep better at night knowing she’s stronger and wiser.”
And, yes, for those wondering, Officer Adams still calls Sgt. Green ‘Mom’ at work.
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