Find out how you can nominate a “Hero of the Week” at the bottom of the page.
Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…
This week, we found a story out of Plano, Texas, about 57-year-old police officer Arthur Parker.
Officer Parker has been directing traffic at Clark High School in Plano for over 25 years. The students and staff at the high school say that Officer Parker, or “O.P.” as they call him, not only provides safety for them at their high school as its resource officer, but he does his job with a smile.
O.P. has been known to act goofy and act like different characters just to get those kids laughing and keep them motivated. He even taught himself how to play the harmonica and plays songs for the kids to keep them moving and excited to be there. The kids at the high school consider him a confidante, and they feel that he’s great to talk to when they need a little help or advice.
So, it was no surprise to hear that Officer Parker was named Plano Police Officer of the Year… And, the kids of Clark High School surprised him with a pep rally to celebrate the honor!
Officer Parker says that he just wants to give back and that people have no idea the power they have to make someone happy, even if it’s just sharing a smile.
For more, check out this story.
Well, Office Parker, you sound like a lot of fun! And, it sounds like you are making a difference in the lives of all those kids in Plano, Texas, so we would like to recognize you as our Hero of the Week!
Nominate a Hero of the Week
Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!