FRANKLIN, Tenn. - A 39-year veteran Franklin Police Officer, Sergeant Paul Arnold, was given the Theodore Roosevelt Association Police Award.
The national award is given to officers who have continued service to their community despite a serious handicap, illnesses or injury.
It comes nearly a year after Sergeant Arnold found out he had brain cancer for the third time.
And although doctors told him its more serious and aggressive than before the sergeant demanded his treatment not interfere with his ability to serve with the department.
"its good for me that i can just get up and come to work and keep that routine that function."
Sergeant Arnold is continuing treatments at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.
This was the first time the Theodore Roosevelt Award has never been given to a department the size of Franklin's.