Great Work Recognized: Captain, Sergeant and Officers Awarded Commissioner’s Commendations for Recovering a Firearm Outside of a Nightclub Downtown

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Great Work Recognized: Congratulations to Captain Robert Ciccolo, Sergeant Peter Chu, and District A-1 (Downtown) Officers Michael Paillant, Michael Andrade, Sarah Drew and Sarah Jane Hassan-McDaid for their actions during the following incident:

At about 1:10 AM on March 2, 2019, officers received information that two individuals had returned to ICON nightclub in the area of 100 Warrenton Street, one of whom was armed with a firearm, following a fight. Officers Andrade and Hassan-McDaid assisted Officer Paillant while he attempted to speak with one of the males, who had returned to the nightclub and was standing near the entrance. During a violent struggle with the suspect, Officer Hassan-McDaid observed a black magazine containing ammunition fall from the suspect’s clothing onto the ground. While struggling with the male, Captain Ciccolo, Sergeant Chu and Officer Drew responded to the scene and assisted in placing the male under arrest. Captain Ciccolo subsequently recovered a firearm from the suspect.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts of these officers, this suspect and a firearm were removed from the streets and possible future violence was averted. 

For their efforts, they are each awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation.