I had the honor to meet the 2011 IACP Officer of the Year at a recent Below 100 Training Event. I knew I was going to meet Mike before the event and honestly, I didn't know what to think.
If you aren't familiar with the West Memphis Shootout that killed two officers, you can read about that here.
Mike Neal told me that when he entered the parking lot, he knew two officers were dead and he saw two more laying down after being shot. In his mind, these suspects had killed four police officers and his statement was that he decided to "take the fight to them."
In the video below, you will see that Mike did just that.
I spoke with Mike for some time and I was impressed by this heroic deed but I was more impressed by his humble attitude and his faith in Jesus Christ. He discusses that importance below.