Earlier this month, the Seabrook Rotary recognized Police Officer James Hill as the 2019 Seabrook Police Department Officer of the Year and Lieutenant Nicole Laster as the 2019 Seabrook Volunteer Fire Department SFVD) Member of the Year. Both of these public servants demonstrated Rotary’s basic principle of “Service Above Self” throughout their careers in public service.
Officer Hill has been a member of the Seabrook Police Department since January 1999 and currently works as the Senior Patrol Officer, Firearms Instructor, FTO, AR-15 Armorer, and RAD instructor for the department. His exceptional devotion to duty is apparent throughout his history of service to his county and his community. Officer Hill says, “The best part of working for the City of Seabrook is helping the citizens. There is nothing more gratifying than taking a problem and turning it into a positive outcome.”
Lieutenant Laster has a 19-year tenure with the SVFD and is currently serving as the department’s Communication Officer coordinating the issuing, repair, and updating of radios and pagers for the SVFD. Communication is a critical component of the department’s timely response efforts. In addition, Lt. Laster is also responsible for the management of the SVFD Marine Division and grant writing in which her efforts have obtained hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money over the past 19 years.
Officer Hill and Lt. Laster were both recognized at the annual Men Who Cook event held at Lakewood Yacht Club earlier this month. The City of Seabrook appreciates the Seabrook Rotary for recognizing these incredible public servants.