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KHQA's Hometown Hero: July recipient fosters positive police and community relations

Watts and a few officers turned some beat up foot propelled cars into slick new "police cruisers" with a new paint job, decals, and some new tech. Photo Courtesy, Det. Franklin.

KHQA is excited to announce WIU Police Sgt. Derek Watts as the July KHQA "Hometown Hero" recipient.

He is described as humble, gracious - a man of few words.

Watts has spent 18 years on the WIU Police force. He is married with two children.

Watch the video above to learn Watt's special story and why he was nominated for KHQA's Hometown Hero award.

KHQA's "Hometown Hero" is a monthly series provided by our sponsors Hilbing Auto Body and Peter's Heating and Air Conditioning.

If you'd like to nominate someone, click here.

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