DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — WDHN is proud to recognize Dereck Womack as a Rising Hero!

Dereck, a retired Dothan police officer, now farms full-time for RJ Farms.

Each day, he helps grow anything from watermelons, to peas and peanuts and many more vegetables.

Family members say he sometimes works seven days a week to make sure the food is grown and sent out to everyone’s tables.

From all of us at WDHN, thank you Dereck for being a Rising Hero!