Tyson Manker, South Jacksonville mayor, proclaimed Friday, June 18, 2021., as “Edward Michael Broaddus Day,” in honor of the officer’s retirement last week.
The proclamation reads:
Edward Michael Broaddus, known to many as Master Sergeant Broaddus or simply “Mike,” is a dedicated public servant who has served as a law enforcement officer in the Village of South Jacksonville, Illinois, since 2004, when he was hired as a patrolman. Before coming to South Jacksonville, Master Sgt. Broaddus spent 17 years in the U.S. Army National Guard as a military policeman. During his time as a South Jacksonville police officer, Master Sgt. Broaddus received multiple commendations and promotions, and consistently demonstrated honor, integrity and commitment to the people of the Village.
Master Sgt. Broaddus has for many years been a positive role model in the Village. At parades, festivals and other events, he is known to dress up as “Captain America,” “Batman” and “Superman” to inspire children and adults alike. For many, Michael Broaddus is a real, living superhero. We are thankful for his service, and wish him good health, happiness and success in his future endeavors.
WHEREAS, Edward Michael Broaddus is an honored resident of the Village who for seventeen years has represented the best of South Jacksonville; and
WHEREAS, today we recognize with deep gratitude the many years of law enforcement service rendered to the Village of South Jacksonville by Master Sgt. Broaddus.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Tyson L Manker, Mayor of the Village of South Jacksonville, do hereby proclaim Friday, June 18, 2021, as “EDWARD MICHAEL BROADDUS DAY” in the Village.
Tyson L Manker, Mayor
IN WITNESS THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the great seal of the Village of South Jacksonville, Illinois, at Village Hall this eighteenth day of June in the year of our Lord two thousand and twenty-one and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.