Crime & Courts

Chief Monroe to receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee (left) at podium, gives the closing remarks and thanks Police Chief Rodney Monroe (left) seated, and his family (L-R) grandson Jace McCallum 6, wife, Marvette, son, Brandon Monroe. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe received 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.Today's ceremony was held at Foundation For the Carolinas, Mayor Dan Clodfelter presented Chief Monroe with the award, Feb. 18,2015.
Charlotte City Manager Ron Carlee (left) at podium, gives the closing remarks and thanks Police Chief Rodney Monroe (left) seated, and his family (L-R) grandson Jace McCallum 6, wife, Marvette, son, Brandon Monroe. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe received 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.Today's ceremony was held at Foundation For the Carolinas, Mayor Dan Clodfelter presented Chief Monroe with the award, Feb. 18,2015. rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

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.

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

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