Great Work Recognized: Commissioner’s Commendations Awarded to YSVF Detective and District B-3 Officers


Today, Thursday, March 13, 2014, Commissioner’s Commendations were awarded to Youth Violence Strike Force Detective Brian Smigielski and District B-3 Officers Clifford Davis and Stephen Puopolo: On December 14, 2013, Detective Smigielski was on patrol in the area of Blue Hill Ave and Morton St. when he heard what appeared to be multiple gunshots from different firearms. Simultaneously, operations broadcast a call for shots fired in the area of 7 Havelock St., a short distance away. As Detective Smigielski proceeded to location, he observed a motor vehicle, operating at a high rate of speed, flee the area. Detective Smigielski pursued the vehicle until it came to a stop in the area of Wood Ave. The individuals were ordered from the vehicle as Detective Smigielski approached. Both suspects fled the vehicle heading in opposite directions. Detective Smigielski gave chase and successfully detained one of the suspects. Following a vigorous foot chase by Officers Puopolo and Davis, the second suspect was also detained. During this incident, officers were able to locate and recover two illegal firearms. For their courageous actions and ability to overcome the dangers that confronted them, we say thank you to Detective Smigielski and Officers Puopolo and Davis.