Blue Line Brotherhood Officer of the year Sergeant Jason Hinson This year’s recipient began his career with the Kannapolis Police Department April 12, 2000. During his almost 18 years of service, he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Canine Handler, and Canine Coordinator. During July of 2010, this officer was promoted to Sergeant and still holds that rank. Additionally, this Sergeant currently serves as a negotiator. At home, this officer is married with 3 children and 1 grandchild. His wife describes him as passionate about police work, family, and serving Jesus. She stated he is a husband and father who his wife and children admire and respect. His children value his opinion and often come to him for advice on life decisions. As seen in the bible, men are to be leaders in their house, love their wives as Christ loved the church, and manage their children well. All of which is evident in this officer’s life. Approximately 1 year and a half ago, this officer created a homeless ministry called Aqua 14 Ministries. Currently still leading Aqua 14, this officer coordinates and cooks approximately 100 meals every Tuesday for homeless. With the goal to build relationships and lead others to Christ while serving the less fortunate, this ministry is just one more example of his true heart. Finally, during the summer of 2017, this officer saw a Face Book post from a Kannapolis Police Department Communicator stating her husband Brian was in need of a kidney transplant. This officer began the testing process only to find out he was able to donate a kidney but was not a match for Brian. However, this officer remained medical partners with Brian and they were paired with another set of partners on the other side of the country. In September of 2017, this officer underwent surgery to donate a kidney to someone he had never met thousands of miles away. While a kidney arrived for Brian in Kannapolis, NC on a plane, this officer’s kidney was then flown back thousands of miles and utilized for a kidney transplant. This officer spent 6 days in the hospital and several weeks out of work during recovery for one of the most selfless acts, I have ever seen. The Kannapolis Police Department acknowledges that this is a great honor and we want to honor his unselfish and great compassion!