HPOU Officers of the Month

Officers J. Tallant and R. Martin responded to a burglary of a business in progress. The officers arrived and saw the suspects fleeing the scene and pursued after them on foot and were able to apprehend one suspect who was arrested and charged. During the investigation at the scene, evidence of more planned burglaries came to light in the form of a list of locations that were to be burglarized, listing the current location as the first business.

The other suspect’s information was found inside the Uhaul van that had been rented and was partially loaded with the complainant’s tools and frozen food while outside the van was approximately $30,000 worth of tools and equipment from a nearby business that was waiting to be loaded.

Thanks to these two officers quick response and the concerted effort by other arriving officers, one suspect was apprehended, another was identified and soon to be arrested, and the complainant’s property was returned to a very thankful business owner who stated that his business would have been “wiped out” had the officers not been there to catch the criminals.

We are proud to call these two members our Officers of the month. We presented them the award at our January membership meeting and the Chief of Police was there to congratulate them. They emphasize the work that is put in on a daily basis by our Officers. Thanks for all your hard work!! It is appreciated!