Jackson, MS (WLBT) - The people involved in saving the life of a Jackson radio personality were honored this morning by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors.
30 year old Clifford Smikle who works for WMPR Radio was shot nine times August 5, 2010 on Pecan Park Circle, near the radio station.
AMR Paramedic Derrick Dixon and Emergency Medical Technician Wiley Hardwick were given the "Above and Beyond Award" by the Hinds County Board of Supervisors. They are credited with saving the life of Clifford Smikle when they responded so Smikle's home where he had gone after being shot. Smikle was shot as he stepped out of his car at the radio station parking lot on Pecan Park Circle. He had never seen the men who shot him. He has made a complete recovery.
Also honored were Jackson Fire Department Operator James Dunaway, Operator Andy Singletary and Firefighter Aldo Hudson.