My name is Joel Gill, and I am a Police Officer for the McLouth Police Department. I have contacted you in regards to meeting one of your student-athletes at the McLouth Middle School Track meet. While getting out of my patrol car in the parking lot, I was approached by a young man in a Maranatha uniform. He said “Excuse me, sir!”, He then went on to tell me that he is very thankful for the job I do.
I was very taken back by this young man’s comment and actions. As a Law Enforcement Officer, I have never had anyone give me thanks for the job that I do. I especially find it amazing, that this young man who is in a very fluid age in his life, and with all media and trends that appear before him in regards to law enforcement, to still show appreciation towards me is a very impressive and amazing thing. I am very thankful for this, and learned a great deal from this young man.
I would also like to say thank you to your staff. His actions speak louder than any words, and this comes directly from his role models. You all have taught this young man very well.
Once again thank you and those brief moments in which something like this happens, is what makes my job satisfying.
Garrett Nelson is an 8th grader at MCA. He did a good thing to honor this Police Officer. He represented God, his family, his church and MCA well.