Tyler Police Officer Johnny Green was recognized with the Blueprint Blue Ribbon Award recently at a City Council meeting for his intense commitment to helping others in need and his dedication to the residents of Tyler, according to a news release from the city.
The award is presented by the city to recognize exceptional employee performance.
Green has worked for the city more than 29 years in various assignments throughout the department. His most recent assignment was with the Community Response Unit. Prior to and during his tenure with the Community Response Unit, he has worked to identify and assist homeless individuals in Tyler, according to the city.
Green participates in committees on homelessness, regularly working with the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, Salvation Army and other nonprofits to find resources, housing and employment for people. He has worked with other departments to organize cleanups of homeless camps and find housing for those affected.
“He takes his job seriously and is compassionate to those residents in need,” Chief of Police Jimmy Toler said. “He comes to work with a positive attitude, knowing he will work to help others. Without a doubt, he goes above and beyond as a community representative of the Tyler Police Department.”