Today, Thursday, December 3, 2015, a Commissioner’s Commendation was presented to Police Officer David Murray for his diligent police work that resulted in an arrest of a violent suspect and a firearm recovery.
On October 17, 2015, officers responded to a radio call for shots fired. A resident witnessed a person she knew as “Macho” holding something in his waist band and fleeing the scene in a gray Acura. On arrival, officers observed ballistic damage to the floor and recovered a spent fragment.
Meanwhile, Officer Murray was monitoring the radio transactions for the above location. Officer Murray informed the officers there had been a call earlier that morning involving an individual named “Macho.” Upon further investigation, Officer Murray located an address associated with Livingston. While surveilling that location, Officer Murray observed the grey Acura in front and requested additional units to respond to the residence.
Responding officers approached the residence and heard commotion inside. Fearing for the safety of the occupants, officers made entry into the apartment and found “Macho” hiding in the rear hallway. The suspect was placed under arrest without incident and the firearm used in the above incident was recovered from the residence.
Officer Murray used keen investigative skills and tactics to track the suspect. Without his actions it is unlikely the suspect would have been apprehended. For his outstanding work he is awarded a Commissioner's Commendation.