HELMETTA, NJ - Spotswood Police Officer Mike Taylor graduated from the police academy in 2013. He was the valedictorian of his class. Taylor joined the SPD in 2017 and has resided in Helmetta for the past two years. He is Friday's Helmetta Hometown Hero.

"It is sometimes rare to hear about good police officers, those that have honor, integrity and genuinely care about the communities they serve. Let me introduce you to Patrolman Michael Taylor of the Spotswood Police Department," said Dr. Michale Zarro Jr., Chief of the Spotswood Police Department. "He embodies all the aforementioned characteristics and wears his badge with distinction!"

Along with his daily duties, Taylor also serves as the firearms instructor for the Spotswood Police Department. He is extremely proud to be a police officer, protecting and serving the residents of Spotswood and Helmetta. He enjoys taking party in community policing events and town functions in both boroughs. His is known for his caring, compassionate nature.

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When is his not on duty, Taylor loves spending time with his family, riding his motorcycle and going to the shooting-range. His favorite partner is his dog Mia. The two have a lot of fun hanging out together. Mia loves riding shotgun!

If you know a Helmetta Hometown Hero like Taylor who is on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, send Borough Mayor Chris Slavicek an email at mayor@helmettaboro.com. Nominations should include the person's name, a brief description of their job, what makes them a hometown hero and a photograph.