The City of Cabot recognized Patrol Sgt.David Thrush as the employee of the month for September for his hard work and dedication during the month of August.

In August, Sgt. Thrush responded to two separate calls on the same night that had high potential for danger. Although both calls were different in nature, they both dealt with Veterans with post-service issues. Out of respect to the families, the details of these calls will not be listed.

Sgt. Thrush is a proud Army Veteran, a Sergeant of the Cabot Police Department, and a Police Officer with almost 20 years’ service with Cabot, and other years of service in the police force with other agencies. He used his experience in the Army to help relate to, and eventually, calm the Veterans down. They shared experiences about their training, deployments and equipment.

Sgt. Thrush’s compassion for his fellow Veterans was instrumental in keeping these situations calm and helping to defuse the situations. His discipline and demeanor shined through that evening. For these reasons, David is being chosen as the September employee of the month.

For being chosen employee of the month, David will receive a plaque with his name on it, his name added to the list of employees chosen as employee of the month on the City Hall plaque, his story in this newspaper, and lunch with the Mayor and the Human Resources Director.

The City will choose an employee each month based on their hard work from the month before.