Michael Sipos is a UT and Hardin Valley Academy graduate.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — One of many heroic law enforcement officials that helped evacuate folks earlier than and after the Nashville bombing simply so occurs to be from Knoxville, 24-year-old Michael Sipos.
His pals stated he all the time knew he needed to be in legislation enforcement and that they weren’t shocked after they noticed his identify within the headlines for his good deeds.
They stated Sipos was destined to do nice issues.
“You know the way some folks all the time need to exit of their manner and assist folks? Michael was that sort of individual,” stated one very long time good friend, Garrett Curtis, who stated Sipos knew his profession path early on.
He graduated from Hardin Valley Academy and later the College of Tennessee.
“He was probably the most suited to turn into an important police officer,” stated good good friend David Bean.
Curtis and Bean stated waking up Christmas morning, seeing the destruction in downtown Nashville and realizing their good friend was in the course of all of it was surreal.
Sipos was hailed a hero after serving to, together with different patrolmen, evacuate quite a few folks on Second Avenue North in downtown Nashville earlier than the bomb exploded.
“As soon as I noticed Michael was part of it, proud is an understatement for certain,” stated Curtis.
“I felt like a proud mother, I used to be exhibiting my buddies like, Look, it’s Michael,” stated Bean.
His physique cam video reveals him strolling by the RV in query on Second Avenue North. Each are grateful he’s secure, however not shocked by his actions of serving to others.
“He’s an important child from a beautiful household, so him performing like this in that state of affairs the way in which he did and being in it was no shock,” stated Curtis.
“It’s not on a regular basis you see a hero and say, Oh, wait, that’s my good friend,” stated Bean.
Each know he’ll go on to do much more nice issues..
“I’m simply glad there are folks like Michael which might be attempting to care for that metropolis,” stated Curtis. “It makes me really feel higher that there are folks like him or the opposite officers that had been with him caring for the town.”