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The Chief of Police in Greenwood has a hero! Of course, Shayne Gibson, the Chief, is a hero to many, but his hero is none other than his wife, Michelle Gibson! It takes a special person to get the kind of accolades that Shayne has bestowed on someone, but what makes it even more special is that his heroine is also his best friend.

The woman he's spent over 26 years calling his wife. And when you see the nomination letter he wrote us about Michelle, it's really easy to see why we are celebrating her as this week's recipient of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award.

Michelle has been my wife for 26.5 years. I began serving the Greenwood community in 2000. Greenwood did not know that they were getting Michelle and later our daughter, Kaitlyn, for the price of my salary. Michelle helps at the annual Pioneer Days Festival by manning the police department booth and much, much more. Kaitlyn began tagging along at an early age. Since I became Chief of Police in 2014, Michelle has become "mama chief" and Kaitlyn "baby chief" to some of the employees. Annually, GPD does an Operation Santa Claus toy drive for Greenwood residents in need. I get the ball rolling and bankrolled. Michelle and Kaitlyn take off and go above and beyond for these families. She/They turn our garage into a makeshift Toy Shop as they prepare packages for each family. Michelle (and Kaitlyn) expanded this toy drive to the point that GPD supplies clothing and food. We, usually, adopt at least one family (personally) that Michelle feels has a special need and she buys extra for those. Today, she rode with me as I delivered toys and clothing. We rode by two babies, shortly after the packages were delivered, and she was almost overcome with emotion as she saw the babies wearing the jackets that we had bought for them with Operation Santa Claus funds. Michelle has instilled this heart of service into our daughter. Michelle helps me remember important dates such as secretary's birthday, secretary's week, etc. throughout the year. Michelle and Kaitlyn always purchase or make gifts for the wives of my officers. In Michelle's spare time, she taught 2nd grade at Jack P. Timmons Elementary for 11 years. She was moved to North Highlands Elementary this year, after J.P. Timmons closed, and now teaches Pre-K. She goes above and beyond for her students and her co-teachers. During several of her teaching years, she had to step up and coordinate both 2n d grade classes due to teacher turnover, a motor vehicle crash, and sick and maternity leave. Michelle is one of those people that when she's shopping and she hears someone looking for a specific shirt, size, color, etc. If she comes across what that stranger is looking for, she points it out to them and strikes up a conversation. Attached is a picture of the two of them volunteering at a NWLA Food Drive during COVID-19 pandemic in Greenwood, LA.

Michelle Gibson, thank you for being an inspiration to us all and a big reason why this is the greatest place in America to live!

And because you've been "Caught in the Act" the gang at Silver Star have a $100 Gift Certificate for you to come have dinner on them!

Take a listen to the phone call we made to Michelle to let her know that she was this week's Caught In The Act Award recipient.

Former Recipients of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award