Accidents happen. And sometimes unsafe behavior means that a firm police presence is needed. For some it’s tempting to think that because they are only out to “have fun,” the guy or gal in a ranger uniform is being tough on them. But if there is an emergency and no ranger is available, what then?
Michael has had more than his share of bad situations – two suicides he helped to prevent, and a search and rescue investigation he helped to lead. His willingness to go above and beyond what is required, to work beyond the bounds of his park, and to take extra steps to ensure that cases are handled properly and with dignity in regards to a distraught family make him an outstanding member of the ranger force at Delaware Canal State Park and a credit to the Bureau of State Parks. So, what if you have an emergency and there is no ranger to come to your aid?