I had my first item bronzed, a football cleat in 2004. I presented it to my mom on her 80th birthday. The cleat represents a moment when my mother told me that she was proud of me.
Campaign hat, campaign cover, Smokey the Bear hat – Smokey. These are a few of the names I’ve heard describing the standard issue uniform headgear assigned to Louisiana State Troopers.
After seeing an old-timer’s bronzed hat, I knew how best to memorialize my career in a single item.