CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – Charlie Milton has been working with law enforcement for nearly twenty years. He started his service in Alabama and in the last few years brought his talents to Charleston.
Milton is a Charleston Neighborhood Assistance Officer. He assists Charleston Police allowing the community to get the most out of their service.
Every weekday morning Milton runs traffic patrol at the intersection of Quarrier Street and Leon Sullivan Way, making sure Sacred Heart Grade School students make it into the building safely at the busy downtown intersection.
He says his favorite part is seeing the kids smiles.
“I love them ad they love me,” Milton says.
His energy and infectious laugh could put a smile on anyone’s face and parents walking their kids to school seem to enjoy Milton’s presence just as much as their kids do.
A number of ‘thank-you’s’ and ‘good mornings’ fly towards the N.A.O while he waves them through the busy streets.
“Kids when they come in they’re smiling and they have the energy that they get from him,” says Sacred Heart Principal, Susan Malinoski.
Both Charlie and Sacred Heart Staff hope he stays on their service for years to come.