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NLR Officer Tommy to receive Distinguished Service Award

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(KATV, Source: NLR School District) On October 8th at the North Little Rock City Council Meeting (300 Main Street, North Little Rock AR) North Little Rock Police Officer Tommy Norman will receive the National Chapter Military Order of World Wars Law and Order Distinguished Service Award, recognizing his sustained outstanding performance.

In recognition for the most outstanding Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Official in the United States as submitted by the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Order during the period July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.  This is the highest individual award that can be received through the MOWW.  

A patrol officer since 1998, Officer Norman is well-known in North Little Rock for his community service. Local children know him from the "Back to School" event where he distributes backpacks and sneakers to children in need or as the lead officer for the Star Student Program at local schools.  During the holidays he coordinates community programs such as "Shop With a Cop", which he established 5 years ago, and the "Season of Giving" which he created 12 years ago.  When Tommy is not patrolling, you can usually find him involved in volunteer work, as he raises money for the Special Olympics by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run or with Krispy Krème's "Cops on Top" fundraiser.   

His supervisors say he builds "lasting relationships" with residents and is a remarkable role model for children; the far-reaching word on the street about Officer Norman even compelled a murder suspect in a neighboring city in 2001 to find Tommy, who then facilitated his surrender.