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Thurman Whisnant receiving the Outstanding Service Award.
courtesy of Hickory Police Dept.

Hickory Police Chief Presented with Outstanding Service Award

On January 18, Hickory Police Chief Thurman Whisnant was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Service Award from the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police at their annual conference
banquet in Cherokee, NC.
Each year the association, comprised of state law enforcement executives, selects a police chief for the award that has shown outstanding dedication and devotion, and has made a positive impact on policing in the State of North Carolina. Over 250 police chiefs and law enforcement leaders from across the state attended the banquet. The keynote speaker of the Service Award banquet was Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson.
Whisnant will retire as Chief of the Hickory Police Department on January 31 after 30 years of service to the citizens of Hickory.