Hendersonville Police officer wins national RISE award

Press release from the city of Hendersonville:

Hendersonville, NC (November 8, 2021) – The Hendersonville Police Department is pleased to announce Officer Joreeca Dinnall is one of three officers across the nation to receive a 2021 Axon RISE Officer Award. Designed to honor those in public safety and community organizations, the RISE Awards highlight the untold stories of the everyday heroes among us.

“We are very proud of Joreeca,” said Hendersonville Chief Blair Myhand. “She is an outstanding representative for Hendersonville. She truly models a life in service of others. A trait innate in all police officers.”

The 2021 winners were recognized at Axon’s 2021 Accelerate conference last week in Phoenix, Arizona. Officer Joreeca Dinnall, School Resource Officer at Hendersonville High School, joined Sergeant Anthony Shea from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (FL) and Deputy Shawn Hearn, Bell County Sheriff’s Office (TX) as the three award recipients.

Hear the inspirational stories of the Axon RISE Officer winners here:

“I’m honored to be recognized for doing the right thing for those in my community,” said Officer Dinnall. Officer Dinnall was nominated for providing assistance to a juvenile experiencing a mental health crisis in 2020.

Finalists for the RISE Officer, Agency, and Community awards were selected from over 150 nominees by nearly 17,000 community votes during a two-week voting period. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges.

“Axon’s RISE Awards showcase the extraordinary courage, compassion and dedication to community demonstrated by officers, agencies and community organizations across the country,” said Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith. “From the individual officers who put their lives on the line each day, to public safety agencies who work tirelessly to protect and enhance their communities, to community organizations who work hand in hand with public safety leaders to build a better future, Axon is incredibly proud to highlight those doing inspiring work in the world. Our hope is that the stories of heroism and valor highlighted through these awards will inspire others as much as they inspire us.”

More information on the award can be found on Axon’s website at https://investor.axon.com/2021-11-03-Axon-Announces-2021-RISE-Award-Winners

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