Top 30 most influential men honored

      Somefamiliar faces were recognized today for their hard work in the Magic City.

      Birminghampolice officers, including Chief A.C. Roper were honored as the Top 30 Menof Influence in Birmingham.

      Chief Ropersays although the department is not where it needs to be just yet, it's madesome major progress, "It's an honor to nominated as a man of influence becauseit doesn't just speak for me, it speaks for the entire Birmingham Police Departmentorganization and to all the other employees who go out every day trying to makeBirmingham a safer city" said Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper.

      Other menwho were nominated include Cedrick Sparks with the division of youth services, JayRoberson with the Birmingham City Council, and Superintendant Dr. Craig Witherspoon.