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County Corrections Officer Named 'Everyday Hero'

Michael Morris will be honored at a convention in Detroit this summer.

The American Federation of Teachers named a Baltimore County corrections officer one of its national "Everyday Heroes," the organization announced Thursday.

Michael Morris won the "Everyday Hero" award for the public employee division. Five other awards were handed out in categories including teaching and health care.

Morris and the other five winners will be honored at an AFT convention in Detroit this July.

Morris works at the in Towson and serves as vice president of the Baltimore County Federation of Public Employees. He is also a sergeant in the Maryland National Guard and a volunteer fire fighter and medic with the Rosedale and English Counsul volunteer fire companies. Morris has also spent three tours of duty in Iraq.

Morris’ union nominated him for the award. The AFT selected 27 semifinalists across the six categories, then recieved nearly 15,000 online votes to select the winners.

"Michael Morris is the very definition of an everyday hero," County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said in a statement. "Extraordinary people like him enrich our entire community not simply through their deeds, which have a huge impact, but through their example."

DK May 04, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Congradulations Mr Morris
Rebecca Nelson May 04, 2012 at 03:00 PM
EXCELLENT!!!
David Snyder May 04, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I can't believe no one has commented on how this gentleman looks just like Domenick Lombardozzi aka "Herc" from The Wire: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herc

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