JP Hickman was sound asleep this morning when his slumber was rudely interrupted by a phone call from a couple of disc jockeys. Course he had no idea that the reason Gary and Bristol were calling, was to tell him just how much his wife really admires him.

And there's a lot to admire! In JP's nomination letter, we learned that JP is "one of those guys." The kind of man that we should all strive to be! His time, efforts and thoughts are always about others. Never does he take the time to consider his own needs or wants. His commitment to those around him is what's most important to JP. He even volunteers his time to coach kids in Dixie Baseball, even though he doesn't have a child of his own on the team. Guaranteed there's no "Daddy Ball" on that team!

And it's because of his selfless attitude that JP Hickman is a lock as this week's recipient of the Kiss Country Caught in the Act Award!

Just look at that letter we got from his wife, Kristen:

 JP is a very special man to me. He is not only my best friend, but my amazing husband. We've been together for 4 years this year and just recently married in March. JP has been through many struggles in his life, but somehow he still comes out on top and never ceases to amaze me. He is a volunteer baseball coach for Shreveport Dixie and everyone seems to be surprised when we tell them we don't have any children on the team, this man just loves the game so much he is willing to give up hours of his own time to be a coach and a mentor to these young boys. He is a full time student at LSUS pursuing an education degree and just made the Dean's List this spring semester. He was accepted into the teaching program and aspires to be a Chemistry teacher and a baseball coach. As if these two activities are not challenging enough, he also has a full time job being the manager of The Southern Pantry convenience store for the last two years. His best friend is the Assistant Manager and is expecting his first child. JP has been helping him prepare for his future by assisting him with FAFSA to go back to school and applying for assistance programs to support his family. JP worked for several months making sure that all of his employees received a raise in their pay without ever thinking of his own because he felt like they deserved it. He covers shifts at the drop of a hat and wakes up early every morning to make sure his store is up and running. He has tremendous faith in God and for all of the things on his plate that anyone would think would make him waiver, he remains strong. He is the most amazing man I have ever known with a heart made of gold. I know he deserves this award and this recognition because he does all of these things out of the kindness of his heart and does not expect anything in return. He is an excellent leader, a caring friend and husband, and this city and myself are blessed to have him!


JP Hickman, thank you for being one of the "good guys" and being 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 Smokehouse have a $100 Gift Certificate for you and the family to come have dinner!

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

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