The Branson Board of Aldermen recognizes Police Detective Daniel Smithson as the November 2014 Employee of the Month.
Detective Smithson was driving on an unrelated task when he heard over the radio a call about a child choking. Recognizing that he was the closest officer to the location, he quickly responded and found the child not breathing.
He began CPR, and continued until the paramedics arrived, contributing directly to the survival of the child.
The board recognized Smithson for his excellent service to the community.