How sad the community of Capac is feeling for Chief Hawks. I can say from my personal experience what a nice, hometown guy he is. In a traffic violation stop, I was going 40 in a 25 mile zone. Bryce Road goes from 55 to 25 quickly. He stopped me.
I explained how sorry I was. He quickly stated, "Can I have your license and registration?" Oops! I happened to be driving my daughter's car—no registration. He took my license. He came back in 10 minutes with my license and a stern warning to watch for speed limit signs in town. I was free to go. I never did speed in town again.
The second time I saw Chief Hawks there was an eviction going on on Main Street. It was a company that had taken a down payment from me and had not shown up to do the work. I decided to go in and see what was going on. When inside, I told the installers, "Either complete the job or refund my money."
Chief Hawks interceded saying, "Now, these men look like good, honest men. I believe they will honor your installation." I left thinking 'fat chance I will see the work or money again.'
The very next day the supplies were on my porch and installation occurred the next day. This happened because of Chief Hawks.
Chief Hawks has done his best where right needed to be done. We are lucky to have such hard working men and women on the police forces in St. Clair County. I am sure the Capac community joins me in praying for Chief Hawk's recovery.