I met officer Maharaj when I was in high school. He came in to speak with my class and several others. He established an amazing rapport with multiple young, influential teenagers. Many of us saw him out in the community and he would take time out of his day to talk to us and see how we were doing. He treated us with respect and as "adults". I have been out of high school for approx 6 years now, and I can still remember this kind soul. Extremely dedicated to showing the Durham area that officers are people too. He's already won this nomination in my books! From a now fellow first responder, thanks for showing the world that we are people too.