Mark Ayers Olive Branch, MS 9,427 Votes
Mark Ayers was a member of the army, a police officer, and has always been one of my very best friends. We have been like brothers since I first met him in the seventh grade. I come from a poor family, and Mark was always there for me whenever I needed his help, even if I needed a ride because my car broke down at 3 in the morning in the middle of nowhere. He has never hesitated to help anyone in need. He still has his “John Wayne” attitude, trying to help those that he can and wanting to work and strive when many would give up. I can’t think of a better person.
A few years ago, my friend made a routine traffic stop while training a new police officer, and was shot through his spine and liver. The shooter was never caught. His level of injury is T3 complete, which means he is paralyzed from the chest down and will never walk again.