Midland is recognizing a city employee who went above and beyond the call of duty while working on a water line repair job.

City Manager Brad Kaye says Matt Knopp found an envelope with $1,200 in cash Friday, June 14. With help from a debit card found in the envelope, Knopp attempted to return the money to the owner at his house.

When the man was not home, he turned to the Midland Police Department for assistance. Officers said the man was very happy and relieved to be reunited with the lost money.

Kaye said while the city does not have an actual award to give Knopp, the city appreciates his good deed, returning the lost cash. Kaye will personally thank him. Knopp’s good deed, posted on the City of Midland’s Facebook page, has received more than 2,000 likes, 197 comments and the posting has been shared 172 times.