On 06/16/2015 the Macomb Police Department honored five of it’s own and one citizen for actions taken in service to the community.
Officers Andrew Connor and Brandon Coulombe were honored with letters of commendation for their contribution to a recent methamphetamine case. Connor and Coulombe developed information from a semingly mundane case and were able to help the Investigations Division further that information into probable cause for a search warrant where a significant quantity of Methamphetamine and Methamphetamine making materials were located. Their work resulted in several arrests. Their willingness to go the extra mile demonstrates their committment to the community. The were presented with a Letter of Commendation for their work.
Next the Police Department honored Officers Derek Wiley and Todd Tedrow. On May 7th, 2015 Officers Wiley and Tedrow responded to a report of a suicide attempt. Upon arriving the officers found that the attempt was geniune as they witnessed the potential victim inside the house attempting to hang themself. Officers quickly entered the residence and thwarted the subjects attempt, subsequently saving the subjects life. Their quick thinking, confident action and teamwork was honored with a Life Saving Award. This is the second award for both officers. (Officer Tedrow was unable to be at the awards ceremony due to family committments and was presented his award later.)
The Macomb Police Department also honored Lt. Detective David Burnham for his investigations skills. Lt. Burnham was given the recent grafitti and racial slur case from early in May. Lt. Burnham located video surveillance footage that helped identify the suspect. Lt. Burnham used superior interview skills while interviewing a potential witness and again when he interviewed the suspect. Lt. Burnham’s quick action and great skill allowed him to make a quick arrest for a case that disturbed the community as a whole. For his efforts Lt. Burnham was present with a Letter of Commendation.
Lastly the Macomb Police Department presented a Citizens Award of Appreciation to Jim Howard. Jim is a driver for the Go West Demand Response division. On May 5th, 2015 Jim witnessed an elderly female subject in the Wal-Mart parking lot wrestling with a young man. Jim yelled at the young man to leave the woman alone and the young man took off running. Jim followed the subject and found him hiding under a trailer in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Jim held the suspect there until police could arrive. The suspect was found to be a career criminal with warrants out for his arrest. The subject had conned a ride from the elederly female and had stolen her checkbook. At the time of Jim’s intervention the elderly female was trying to wrestle the checkbook away from the young man. For his willingness to intervene and assist a citizen of our community in a time of need, Jim was presented with a Citizens Award of Appreciation.