I would like to nominate Neal because of his willingness to go the extra mile. In his time of being in the school the students would say.....Neal's the real reason. High praise from a bunch of high school kids. When my grandson went missing, Neal heard it on the radio and called me. As soon as he finished his shift he went out looking. Because of him and a few other officers my grandson is a happy little boy with no lasting effects.
I'm told that when my son died and his body was found, Neal was there for him when we couldn't be because we were hours away.
Then there's the physical and mental adversity he has fought through after being shot by a person he was trying to help. It's been a very long and painful road back but he's done it and is out there protecting us once again. I agree.....Neal's the real deal!!