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“We just want to go out and love people,” Jamison says. “Disasters are going to come. Problems are going to come. And we want to already be known in the community when it happens. We don’t want to be like, ‘Who are these guys?’ We want the community to say, when trouble happens, ‘Call Boots on the Ground.’” Commitment and consistency are the hallmarks of the team, who are Christian, Muslim, Democrat and Republican working side by side for the greater good of the children, Jamison says. “We just want to go out and love people,” he says. “Disasters are going to come. Problems are going to come. And we want to already be known in the community when it happens. We don’t want to be like, ‘Who are these guys?’ We want the community to say, when trouble happens, ‘Call Boots on the Ground.’ They know PHOTO BY SIMON GONZALEZ 32 WBM february 2017 who we are, and they know what we’re here for.” Jamison, a former military policeman, former city housing authority officer and current chaplain with the Wilmington Police Department, is an impos-ing figure. He typically dresses all in black. “He can come off as intimi-dating, but once you know him, he’s an awesome person. He’s a man of God,” says Glendora Mullins, a community leader at Creekwood. “He kind of intimi-dated me a little bit at first. Now I love him. The community can see the positive that he brings. He will not give up on you. That‘s what we need now, love, to show that people really do care.” PHOTO BY SIMON GONZALEZ PHOTO BY ANDREW SHERMAN


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