Press release date: Fri Feb 15th, 2013
On February 13, 2013, Sergeant Neil Hennelly of the West Linn Police Department was awarded the Rotary's "Service Above Self" award for 2013. This is the Rotary's highest honor for an individual Rotarian. The award recognizes up to 150 Rotarians who have rendered exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts to the community.
Sergeant Hennelly recently marked his 23rd year of service with the City of West Linn Police Department. In that time, he has served the city in a number of capacities both as an employee and as a citizen.
Sergeant Hennelly's service and achievements have included being a department trainer, member of the Traffic Safety Committee, Detective, and the face and voice of the police department as the Public Information Officer. Sgt. Hennelly has served on the Robinwood Neighborhood Association, performed numerous volunteer activities such as Shop-With-A-Cop and was instrumental in starting the 789Jam dance for middle school and young high school students. Chief Terry Timeus said, "Sergeant Hennelly embodies the level of service and commitment that this department strives to achieve for our community."