Ptl. Travis Goodson of the Albany (GA) Police Department has been named the HAIX Hero of the Month for July.
Goodson is well known for his work in the Albany community during his four years on the force and for his #HUGACOP program.
Goodson's supervisor nominated him for HAIX Hero of the Month. In the nomination he wrote: "Ptl. Travis Goodson is very passionate about the City of Albany becoming one community." Toward that end, Goodson has organized and coordinated a number of community initiatives. For example, Goodson led dozens of citizen volunteers who painted the shutters on the McIntosh Homes housing area, cleaned up the grounds, and cooked food. Goodson also started a #HUGACOP campaign that went viral. His supervisor says Goodson is currently planning another community day cleanup involving a local high school and a "child safety seat education event for low income mothers."
Goodson was chosen as HAIX Hero of the Month through the support of visitors to the POLICE Magazine Facebook page.
As HAIX Hero of the Month for July, he will receive a pair of boots from HAIX.
HAIXwants to thank everyone who nominated an officer and/or voted for an officer in HAIX Hero of the Month campaign.
Watch for the next HAIX Hero of the Month campaign in October