Two Smithville Police Officers Receive Commendations

September 24, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page
(Left to Right) Brad Tatrow and Matt Holmes

Smithville Police Officers Matt Holmes and Brad C. Tatrow and have been presented commendations signed by Mayor Taft Hendrixson, Police Commissioner Stephen White, Police Chief Richard Jennings, and Lieutenant Steven Leffew, for their recent actions.

The commendations states that "On August 31st, 2008, while working drug interdiction, K-9 Officer Brad Tatrow conducted a traffic stop and Officer Matt Holmes provided backup. During the investigation, K-9 Astro was deployed and indicated on the vehicle. During a pat down of one of the suspects, the driver assaulted Officer Tatrow and fled on foot. Both Officers Tatrow and Holmes gave chase and apprehended the subject approximately 500 yards from the traffic stop."

‘An estimated $6,000 of cocaine and marijuana was taken off the streets of Smithville and the police department was able to seize a 2001 Mercedes Benz."

"Due to your continuing efforts and dedicated service, know that you are making a difference for the citizens of Smithville that you swore to protect and serve. You have served with distinction and are a credit to the Smithville Police Department."

" For your outstanding service, you are hereby formally recognized and commended with a copy of this commendation becoming a part of your permanent personnel record."

"Congratulations and keep up the great work!"

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