The Board of Directors for the Hamilton County Developmental honored HCSO Corporal Michael Hatter for his selfless services to a person with developmental disabilities in their time of need.
In the early morning hours of April 26, Corporal Hatter was working an off-duty detail in downtown Cincinnati when he recognized that a young adult with a developmental disability needed help to get home. Corporal Hatter helped this person charge their phone, spoke with their Service and Support Administrator, and, when no other options were available, paid for a cab to ensure this person made it home safely.
“We’re there to help serve, protect, and assist,” Hatter said. “I didn’t do it for any type of recognition. It’s doing what is right as a human and a person. Hopefully, anyone who would encounter someone in need will step up.”
“The actions of Corporal Hatter stand as an example to others in our community,” said Alan Abes, HCDDS Board Vice President. “Each of us has the ability to make a difference in someone’s life.”
Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Corporal Hatter!