Henrico officers honored at Valor Awards

(Left to right) Virginia State Police State Trooper Nasir S. Sessoms, Henrico Police Officer A.L. Boone, Henrico Police Chief Doug Middleton, Henrico Officer G.A. Brookman and Henrico Officer T.L. Kennedy.


Three Henrico police officers – Officer A.L. Boone, Officer T.L. Kennedy and Officer G.A. Brookman – received awards for heroism at the 22nd Annual Valor Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Retail Merchants Association (RMA) and held this morning at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

A Virginia state trooper who resides in Henrico County also received special recognition, as did former Henrico Chief of Police Henry Stanley.

The ceremony, attended by 500 community leaders, law enforcement officers and fire and rescue personnel, honored a total of six recipients from the region and featured as keynote speaker Jennifer Smith Love, assistant director of the Security Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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St. Joseph's Villa’s Flagler Housing & Homeless Services was one of three entities to earn the National Alliance to End Homelessness' Champion of Change Award. The awards were presented Nov. 17 during a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

NAEH annually recognizes proven programs and significant achievements in ending child and family homelessness.

Flagler completed its transition from an on-campus shelter to the community-based model of rapid rehousing in 2013, and it was one of the nation's first rapid re-housing service providers to be certified by NAEH. > Read more.

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Richmond International Raceway's 13th annual Community Christmas tree lighting has been rescheduled from Dec. 6 to Monday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m., due to inclement weather expected on the original date.

Entertainment Dec. 12 will be provided by the Laburnum Elementary School choir and the Henrico High School Mighty Marching Warriors band. Tree decorations crafted by students from Laburnum Elementary School and L. Douglas Wilder Middle School will be on display. Hot chocolate and cookies will be supplied by the Henrico High School football boosters. > Read more.
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The Henrico County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Henrico Master Gardeners will present a series of free workshops this spring to help residents care for their lawns and gardens. The final workshop, “Make Your Lawn a SMART Lawn,” will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center. The program will discuss how to build a healthy, attractive lawn while protecting the environment. To register, call 501-5160. Full text

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