NPO Ryan Irwin Receives Abraham Lincoln Award

The State Journal-Register
Posted May 17, 2012
Springfield Police Chief Robert Williams says his officers are held to a higher standard. Thursday, several of those officers were honored for going beyond that standard by exhibiting extraordinary bravery, dedication, resourcefulness or otherwise distinguishing themselves during 2011.

Officer Ryan Irwin, a neighborhood police officer in Beat 800, which includes Enos Park, “is the epitome of what an NPO should be,” Williams said.  Irwin received the Abraham Lincoln Award for efforts that included establishing a landlord council to deal with problem tenants, quality of life and other issues in the neighborhood, as well as volunteering to assist Enos Park residents in other activities.

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