Hanover, Va. – On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at the Hanover County Board of Supervisors meeting, Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff of Hanover County, received national recognition from the American Legion.
Commander Frank Hilliard with the American Legion presented Colonel Hines with the National Officer of the Year award. Hilliard explained Colonel Hines received this national recognition for “outstanding, selfless service over and above normal duties through heroic acts, community service and professional achievement, thereby exemplifying the meaning of the phrase: America’s Finest.”
“We were fortunate to nominate Sheriff Hines for our “Officer of the Year.” We then nominated him for the “Regional Officer of the Year” and then the “National Officer of the Year.” There are over 2,000 posts throughout the nation. I am grateful, but not surprised, that our Sheriff received this award,” said Post 90 Vice Commander Jim Sisk.
This award was initially presented at the 2022 American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Colonel Hines stated, “I’m extremely humbled by this great honor. This award is not about me. It is about the men and women that serve our community each day. It is about a Board of Supervisors that supports law enforcement. It is about our county administration that values public safety. It is about an entire community that supports its law enforcement and each other. This award is only possible due to their support. I accept this award on their behalf.”