Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.
This week, we received a Facebook message from Jeff McCammon of Mississippi. He writes:
I would like to nominate my dad, Danny McCammon, as Hero of the Week. He came from a farming family and was the youngest of 13 kids. He would eventually settle in Southaven, Mississippi, where he became a reserve deputy with the Desoto County Sheriff’s Department. While a reserve, he also became the fire chief of the Southaven Fire Department.
At the time, Southaven was a small town with the closest ambulance coming from Memphis, Tennessee. My dad knew this was a problem, so he got together with my aunt and uncle, friends, and volunteers from the fire department and approached the county board. The group convinced them to purchase an ambulance. They would all “man” this on their own time while balancing their own careers and family life. This team of people served the whole county.
I’ve watched this small town grow into the city it is today. And, as a kid, I watched my dad work tirelessly as I went on calls with him. Now, I am a reserve deputy for the same department.
My dad passed away back in 2010 and his absence has left a huge hole in our family and this community. I would like to recognize him as your Hero of the Week.
Jeff, your father sounds like he epitomizes the word hero by giving to and protecting his family and his community. We are happy to recognize Danny McCammon as our Hero. Thank you, Jeff, for sharing your father’s story.
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!