Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Officers, Civilians and Community Honored during Chief’s Award Ceremony

Det. Brown receives Award of Merit 
Prince George’s County, Maryland …Prince George’s County Interim Police Chief Mark Magaw honored police officers, civilians and community members today during an awards ceremony. The event recognized the honorees for their hard work and determination in keeping Prince George's County safe.

Over 80 individuals were honored for acts of bravery, heroism, and selflessness, to include the apprehension of dangerous criminals, the recovery of vital evidence in criminal investigations, the dismantling of an extensive drug organization, and the rendering of first aid to choking and injured persons. Awards included Unit Citations, Award of Merit, Outstanding Citizenship, and the highest award – The Chief’s Award.
Chief Magaw salutes R. Wallace

Among the citizens recognized with an Outstanding Citizenship Award was 11 year-old Robert Wallace. He bravely assisted in helping officers apprehend two suspects who had just broken into his home by locking himself in an upstairs bedroom and calling for help. Officers Luis Perez and Michael Waters were awarded Letters of Commendation for their rapid response and apprehension of those suspects
An Award of Merit was presented to Homicide Detective Benjamin Brown for his exemplary work and dedication in the successful conviction of Spencer Chase in the 2008 murder of Antoinette Renee Chase.
Chief Magaw concluded by saying,
“The hard work and dedication to duty demonstrated by the men and women that we are recognizing today is to be commended. They have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field of law enforcement, and have set the example for the rest of us to

FBI Agent K. Honeycut honored

For additional information, contact the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

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