GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- A 90-year-old woman who is has volunteered for the Grand Rapids Police Department for two decades is being honored for her commitment.
Lenore Reynolds has been a senior volunteer with the GRPD since its inaugural class in 1994. Reynolds has spent hundreds of hours patrolling the community, checking homes while residents are on vacation, visiting shut-ins, collecting found property and writing parking tickets, with a focus on people improperly using handicap accessible spaces. Reynolds has also helped with special police events including open houses, fundraisers and other celebrations.
Reynolds voluntary work includes serving as a grandparent teacher’s aide at a local elementary school two days a week and clerical work at a local university. When she’s not volunteering, she’s often visiting nursing home residents, driving neighbors for errands or crocheting hats for newborns leaving the hospital.