Yes, I would answer by saying a role model in my life, which is usually the President.
Yes my uncle Odell. He is a detective for the San Anotonio Police Department.
Yes my mentor from high school.
My Mother, a former Warden, and a former Operations Officer and Human Resources Officer, and my Mother who worked in correctins for 37 years retiring twice.
I have many role models. I can say my grandmother had a great influence on my life. She was a fighter, always strong and independent. I strive to uphold her values as well as mimic her strength.
Shaft was always a hero of mine when I was little. I don't think it was until my senior year of high school that I stopped saying I wanted to be a black cop when I grew up.