Wallace, Parker honored by Kannapolis Police Department
KANNAPOLIS ó The Kannapolis Police Department recognized two members of the department during its annual awards program this week. Timed to occur during National Police Week, the awards honor a civilian employee and a sworn officer, a press release said.
The Roger Dale Carter Memorial Service Award, given in memory of Carter ó who was killed in the line of duty in 1993 ó was presented this year to Daniel Wallace. The award is bestowed upon a police officer who has “an exceptional reputation for personal honesty and integrity,” the press release said.
Wallace joined the Kannapolis Police Department in 2000. He is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Kannapolis Middle School and previously served as a D.A.R.E. instructor. Prior to joining the department, Wallace served for six years with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army’s Southern Command.
The Norma C. Howard Memorial Service Award is given each year to the civilian department employee who also has an “exceptional reputation for personal honesty and integrity,” the release said. Norma Chapman Howard was the first female and first full-time civilian employee of the Kannapolis Police Department.
This year Lori Parker, who joined the department in 2006, received this year’s Howard Award. Parker’s duties include data entry, purchasing and tracking of equipment. Parker is described by her supervisor and co-workers as someone whose “honesty, integrity and work ethic is above reproach,” the release said.
“It is my distinct honor and pleasure to present both Daniel and Lori these awards,” Police Chief Woody Chavis said. “Both exhibit the integrity and professionalism that contributes to the outstanding reputation of the Kannapolis Police Department. We are very lucky to have employees such as these who are dedicated to the profession and role models for our community.”