Great Work Recognized: Commissioner's Commendations Awarded to District A-1 Officers

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Today, Thursday, May 8, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to District A-1 Officers Edward MacPherson and Craig Jones: On March 16, 2014 Officers MacPherson and Jones, as well as additional area A officers, responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 121 Bunker Hill Ave. While on scene, Officers MacPherson and Jones focused their search to the area of Medford St. While canvassing the area, the officers noticed an individual walking quickly between the buildings on Old Ironside Way. As the officers approached the individual, they noticed that he matched the description of the suspect that was involved in the initial incident. As officers approached the individual, who appeared extremely nervous, he hunched over and attempted to pull away from officers. In an effort to prevent the suspect from fleeing officers attempted to detain him. At this time, Officer Jones felt a hard object, consistent with a firearm, in the suspect’s jacket. Officers immediately placed the suspect into custody. Officers MacPherson and Jones were able to recover a loaded black Ruger .45 caliber handgun as well as narcotics and a large amount of US currency.  For their quick response and keen observation skills, we say thank you to Officers MacPherson & Jones.