Free Daily Headlines

News

Set your text size: A A A

City honors retiring police Lt. Leon Worthy

Mayor Barbara Volk thanks Lt. Leon Worthy for his 22 years of service to the city. Mayor Barbara Volk thanks Lt. Leon Worthy for his 22 years of service to the city.

The Hendersonville City Council honored police Lt. Leon Worthy for his 22 years of service, granting him the right to keep his side arm, a Glock model 45 9 mm-handgun.

State law allows local governments to award retiring officers their service side arm at a price determined by such governing body, in this case $1. After Mayor Barbara Volk read a resolution honoring Worthy, Chief Blair Myhand reached into his shirt pocket and handed a crumpled $1 bill to Worthy, who handed the payment to the mayor.