Desoto County News

Mitchell receives Olive Branch Mayor’s Award

Photo: Olive Branch Mayor Ken Adams with Richard Quinn Mitchell (Credit City of Olive Branch on Facebook)

Olive Branch Mayor Ken Adams Tuesday night awarded his monthly Mayor’s Award to Utility Customer Service Technician Richard Quinn Mitchell.

In presenting the award, Adams said that Mitchell spotted smoke while on a meter installation call on Nov. 16. 

Mitchell headed in that direction and ran upwind of the fire with a fire extinguisher to put it out before it became a larger problem. 

Mitchell was presented with the Mayor’s Award for the month of November at Tuesday’s Board of Aldermen meeting for his actions representing the city. The $200 monetary award is provided to the Mayor through donations and no city funds are used.