The Tennessee Highway Patrol has announced that Trooper Nathan W. Hall is their trooper of the year. They say his attitude and actions in December of 2012 when he aided a 15-year-old girl who was making a suicide attempt was one example of why he was awarded the honor. On that date the trooper responded to a request for help locating the young woman in an area close to Meadowview. The trooper located her on a 70 foot cliff. Hall scaled the cliff while keeping the girl calm, then handcuffed himself to her for her safety, he then escorted her down with the help of a fire department ladder. Hall received the top honor but each district also recognized troopers whose efforts in the line of duty showed great character and exemplary performance.