Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe on Wednesday was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the governor of the state.
Thereasea Elder, a retired nurse and community leader in Charlotte, nominated Monroe for the award.
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Since its creation in 1963, the award has been presented to recognize individuals with a proven record of service to the state, their communities or for some other special achievement.
Recipients have included Maya Angelou, Billy Graham, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and Andy Griffith. Joe Marusak