Weekly Honor Posts
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Sunday, April 25
On April 21, 2021 the agencies came together to search for a missing child. The child had been missing for over 2.5 hours and was located by the K9 Team of Trooper Kylie Black and K9 Rudd.
The child was taken to a local hospital for treatment for hypothermia and expected to make a healthy recovery.
Nice work to all involved, we appreciate you.
Monday, April 26
On April 24, 2021 Officer Sampath was on patrol when he came across a subject who had been shot near Webster Avenue. Officer Sampath being a US Army veteran as well used his squad to shield the victim as he began to assess the injury.
Realizing the victim was bleeding heavily Officer Sampath applied a Quick Clot to the wound and ultimately saved the man’s life.
Officer Sampath/US Army veteran.... HERO and we appreciate you.
Tuesday, April 27
On April 16, 2021 Sgt. Patterson responded to a call involving a choking infant. When he arrived the infant was turning blue and was not breathing. Sgt. Patterson began to deliver safe and sound infant back blows dislodging the obstruction. The baby began to regain color and breath on its own.
Sgt. Patterson is a servant to his community in Ohio and Sgt. Patterson is a hero. We appreciate you and so does your community.
Wednesday, April 28
On April 20, 2021 these outstanding officers responded to a call involving an infant who was not breathing. Upon arriving the officers located the infant upstairs where the mother was performing CPR on the baby.
The officers took over life saving measures and continued CPR until the baby began to breath on its own.
The quick response and actions of the officers are a testament to their commitment to the profession. Nice work to all involved and we appreciate you.
Thursday, April 29
On April 25, 2021 Cpl. Heacook responded to a domestic disturbance call. Upon arriving Cpl. Heacook was attacked by the suspect and severely injured. Cpl. Heacook was transported to a hospital in Baltimore where the staff provided exceptional care.
Corporal Heacook remained on life support and his family made the difficult decision to bring hope to others through organ donation.
“I need you to know that even with his sacrifice, he is still a hero to someone”- Chief Barkley.
Corporal Heacook served his community with honor and sacrifice. “Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for another”- John 15:13.
Corporal Heacook is a hero, we pray for his family, his department and this country.
Friday, April 30
On March 31, 2021 the officers were sent on a call involving a distraught male. The man had scaled a billboard and was threatening to harm himself. The officers arrived and began to communicate with the man. Ultimately the officers climbed up the billboard and pulled the man away from the ledge.
The actions from both officers reflect service, compassion and commitment to their community. As we enter into May (Mental Health Awareness Month) let us continue to be there for each other.
Nice work to Officer Simonin and Officer Brown, we appreciate you.
Saturday, May 1
On April 6, 2021 Sgt. Hazelitt responded with other officers to the Oakland Airport for a report of a suicidal man. The man had barricaded himself in a baggage terminal and was armed with a knife. Sgt. Hazelitt knew if he drew his service weapon it may escalate the situation. Instead he directed the airport manager to turn the A/C off and the heat on. Thinking that the man who was wearing a heavy coat and inside the terminal may begin to get hot due to the heat being turned up may end up being the solution.
After a few hours the man became too hot and uncomfortable with the heat on and took off his thick jacket. This tactic enabled the officers to safely use non lethal and deployed the taser to subdue the man.
Nice work Sgt. Hazelitt for saving this man and thinking outside the box to bring this tense situation to a safe ending.