Officer of the Month
Officer of the Month
The Danville Police Department implemented an Officer of the Month program in 2018. Each month, Chief Scott Booth asks supervisors assigned to the Operations Division to select an officer that has gone “above and beyond” in the performance of his or her duties and write up a brief synopsis detailing those efforts. The members of the command staff then meet, review the submissions, and make a selection. The same process is also followed for the Services Division, and an officer assigned to a unit other than Operations is selected as well.
For the month of August, I would like to congratulate the following officers for their selection as the Officers of the Month:
Officer, J. A. Booth
Officerof the Month
Officer Booth developed information on the whereabouts of an individual wanted for a serious crime. Officer Booth gathered information, immediately contacted on-duty investigators who took coordinated action to apprehend the wanted person without incident. His adeptness in developing intelligence from the street is significant as many officers do not practice this in a patrol setting. Officer Booth has approximately three years of law enforcement experience and this technique of police work is noteworthy of an up and coming officer. The capture of a wanted person within a short period of time was significant as it removed a dangerous person from the community and accelerated the investigative process by conserving countless staff-hours of fact-finding and following leads.
Officer, M. A. Carey
Specialty Officer of the Month
Officer Carey was eating lunch at Nikki’s Restaurant on Riverside Drive when a waitress came to her table asking for help. The waitress pointed out a family whose two-week-old son had stopped breathing. The child had been asleep in the carrier when the mother noticed the child was in distress and apparently choking. Officer Carey ran over, took the child, and immediately administered first aid using back blows to clear the child’s airway. The child revived and began breathing again while in Officer Carey’s arms. Officer Carey went by the hospital later in the day to check on them and found the baby and family doing better. The mother stated, “If it was not for Officer Carey, my baby would not be here.” Officer Carey represented the Danville Police Department in the best way possible by acting calm under pressure and using her training that saved the life of a child.
Please join me in congratulating our officers of the month for August 2019!
Scott C. Booth
Chief of Police