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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Police Department has been honored for its support of members of the National Guard and Military Reserves.

The department was among 25 organizations selected to receive the Above and Beyond Award for exceeding the legal requirements of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. The group behind the award received 250 nominations from Guard and Reserve members throughout the state.

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“Members of the Guard and Reserve are ready to serve their community in the event of an emergency or perform critical Army jobs when needed,” shares Chief Franklin. “Rochester Police Department appreciates the sacrifice service members make and is honored to be recognized for our support.”

A news release says the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was created in 1972 by the Department of Defense to promote cooperation and understanding between civilian employers and National Guard and Reserve members and to assist in resolving conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

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