This is David's first time winning the award named after Shevy Wright.
In November 2014, Officer David Levy of the Chicago Metro team responded to an accident with injuries call in the Chicago suburb and found 22 year-old Terrell White lying in the street, barely breathing after being struck by a vehicle. White spent several months in the hospital recovering. He endured three weeks in a coma and five surgeries and in May of 2015, he showed up at the Flossmoor Police Department looking to retrieve his bike after walking several miles from neighboring Country Club Hills. He met with Levy who broke the bad news that his bike had been mangled beyond repair, but he still requested it. Levy loaded up the bike in the trunk of his squad car and drove White and his bike home. As he drove away he noticed White "just staring at his bike
At the same time Levy had set up a gofundme page to raise funds for him to travel with Chicago Metro to the World Police and Fire Games in Washington, DC. He decided to take the money raised from the fundraiser and use it towards buying White a new bike, so he contacted all of his friends and family and told them of his intentions via social media. Within only a few short days he raised nearly $1,700.00 and even though he never meant to draw attention to himself, he caught the attention of the Chicago news media.
In a time where police officers are under high scrutiny, Levy was praised by his community and superiors. Through his efforts, Levy was able to purchase a new mountain bike from Good Speed in Homewood, Illinois who also offered free tune-ups to White for as long as he owns the bike. White now uses the bike for transportation to and from his job at a Pizza Hut in Matteson, Illinois which is where he was headed the day of the crash.
For making all of us look good during a difficult time and for thinking of the needs of someone else to the detriment of his own personal desires, Officer David Levy epitomizes what this award is about and he is our East Conference Shevy Wright Sportsman of the Year.