Police Officer Recognized for Compassionate Service
An Anniston Police Officer wins recognition from the Alabama Legislature for compassionate service to his community. That congratulatory resolution was sent to Officer Jonathan McMichael from the governor’s office for his use of sign language with a deaf woman from Anniston. Officer McMichael helped the woman get some food to eat after a transportation service she tried to reach several times never responded. McMichael says his oldest daughter is autistic and non-verbal and attends the AIDB School. That is how he learned to communicate in sign language. This is McMichael’s fourth year in law enforcement and he says the message in his actions is if you’ve helped one person you’ve done your job. He says this opportunity shows the community that there are good law enforcement officers helping people. Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston sent McMichael’s letter of accommodation to the Senate. It is currently waiting to be passed.