For some people, their jobs are more than just vocations.

Our veterans and first responders go above and beyond to keep us safe, and we want to honor them.

The Hometown Hero for March 2020 is Joel Herrington.

He was nominated by his daughter Kiki, who wanted to give him the recognition he deserves.

Joel is an ER doctor who works 12 hour shifts, which makes for a busy schedule at home and at work.

So on top of helping others in the emergency room, he also takes care of Kiki and her two little sisters.

Kiki said he is the most caring person she knows. She added that Joel was once in the Air Force but is now retired.

Turns out, he is also a part-time guitarist that started his own band.

Kiki said she hopes to be at least half the person her father is, and loves him for all that he does.

And in these trying times, healthcare workers are even more on the front lines.

So thank you, Joel, for being a Hometown Hero.

Do you know someone who should be the next Hometown Hero we recognize? Nominate first responders (i.e. police, firefighters, paramedics, etc.) and military veterans that you want recognized here so we can acknowledge their hard work and dedication.

If they are selected, the Hometown Hero of the Month will also win a $75 Visa gift card, $25 to Bubba Fryes Wings & Things and four tickets to the Seacoast Science Center in Rye.

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