The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is presented to those who have served with distinction and devotion in the field of law enforcement. The medal is intended to recognize exceptional service or accomplishment in the field of law enforcement. Eligibility is not limited to peace officers but extends to the entire range of persons who make and enforce the law to include but not limited to peace officers, attorneys, judges, prosecutors and legislators who have performed an exceptional act or service beyond that normally expected. The medal may be presented only to an individual and only once. Roanoke Rapids Police Department Lieutenant Bruce Norton has been selected to receive this award.
Lt. Bruce Norton began his career with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department on April 1, 1995 as a Police Officer II. He was promoted to Master Officer on February 6, 2000, to Police Sergeant on March 23, 2003 and to Police Lieutenant on July 9, 2006. Lt. Norton has served the citizens of Roanoke Rapids for the last 24 years honorably, respectfully, and selflessly. During his time with the department, he has trained many of our officers. His commitment to the department, to law enforcement and to the citizens of this community is to be commended.
Halifax Resolves Chapter members E. C. Bobbitt and Ken Wilson made the presentation.