Sergeant Shane Watson
Knoxville Police Department, TN
Nominated by Angie Shepherd
Sgt. Shane Watson with the Knoxville Police Department was patrolling a local neighborhood when a young boy approached him in his police cruiser. Watson learned the boy had broken his bicycle and offered to help him fix it. A witness captured this kind act with pictures and shared them on social media. Watson responded stating that it was great that someone took pictures, but pointed out that officers do this daily without recognition. He emphasized that building and maintaining good relations with the community is important part of the job, including teaching young children that police officers are there to help and shouldn’t be afraid.