SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Not even two minutes go by after walking through the front door of a busy hotel before someone Brandon Hanks previously pulled over comes by for a handshake.
A sleepy Tuesday morning in central New York has a bit of buzz thanks to the 28-year-old Black man who has become arguably the most well-known police officer in Syracuse. A hotel employee tells Hanks that he remembers the officer pulling him over for "an active warrant for something stupid" and that he's doing better now, before directing his attention to Hanks's white Maserati. "I've never seen a police officer with a car like that!" the man exclaims.