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Salute to first responders: Officer Lee Banks

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Tonight, some good news to report from a viewer named Heather Carter. She wanted to recognize one Mobile police officer for going the extra mile.

This is a story of Officer Lee Banks and Officer Banks' new friend, 14-year-old William Walker.

William is a special needs student at Chickasaw High School.

It may seem like an ordinary photo, but Heather wanted to share the officer that made a difference in William's life simply by showing him attention and love.

And the feeling was mutual: Walker told Officer Banks that he was his hero, and he wanted to one day be a police officer.

Banks says the experience was heart warming, and this is just another reason why he wanted to be an officer.

William's mother, Heather, and NBC 15 News want to give you a special thank you to Officer Lee Banks as we salute our first responders.