Lawrence Police Department

 

Officer receiving Commendations

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION - OFFICER ZACHARY TAYLOR

 

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Monday, 04/09/18, Officer Taylor responded to the front of the police station for an automobile accident.  It was determined that the male driver who caused the accident was unresponsive, unconscious, lips blue, skin moist with sweat, and an uncapped needle nearby and he was bleeding from a spot on his arm.  Officer Taylor determined that the male was overdosing.  Officer Taylor administered one 4mg Narcan to the victim.  The victim then became alert and conscious and EMT’s arrived and took over care.  Office Taylor saved a human life by recognizing the individual had overdosed and administering Narcan. 

 

Exchange Club of Lawrence Officer of the year 2017

 

Detective Harold Rogers

 

The Exchange Club of Lawrence, it is the honor of the  Lawrence Police Department and the 2017 Public Safety Awards Committee to formally recognize Detective Harold Rogers who has distinguish himself by his commendable actions and exceptional performance in the year 2017.  Detective Harold Rogers, worked tirelessly and diligently on his investigations throughout 2017. Rogers was a dogged investigator who cleared a remarkable and incomparable 82 percent of his assigned cases. This coupled with his professionalism and integrity makes him an unparalleled member of the Lawrence Police Department and a credit to law enforcement.   Rogers investigated upwards to 100 cases in 2017. 

 

LAWRENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT

2017 - 2018 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATIONS & LIFESAVING MEDAL

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER ZACHARY TAYLOR

 

Summary of Event:

On Thursday March 1, 2018, Officer Taylor responded to a medical call at 86 South Broadway where the individual was unresponsive and unconscious.  Upon arrival it was determined that the (V) had overdosed, as her skin was blue, she was having difficulty breathing, was unresponsive, unconscious, and a crack pipe was near her arm.  Officer Taylor administered one 4mg Narcan to Victim.  EMT’s then arrived and took over care. They administered a Narcan Intravenous Dilution (IV) and Victim gained consciousness shortly thereafter.  Officer Taylor with assistance from EMT’s saved a human life.

 

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER KAULIN TRAINOR

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Sunday, 02/25/18, Officer Trainor responded to a medical call where a male was down unresponsive in McDonald’s bathroom, 50 Broadway.  Upon arrival Officer Trainor recognized it to be a drug overdose, as the male was unconscious, unresponsive, having difficulty breathing, pale skin but had a pulse.  Officer Trainor administered Narcan and continued to try and get him to regain consciousness.  About two minutes later he administered a second dose of Narcan, which began to work as the victim started to take deep breaths and moan.  LGH ambulance EMT’s arrived and took over care; minutes later the victim became conscious and responsive but confused.  LGH then transported the male to the hospital for further treatment. Officer Trainor help saved a human life.

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER JORDANY VARGAS

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Wednesday, 02/14/18, Officer Vargas responded to a medical call where the individual had overdosed, was unresponsive, unconscious, having trouble breathing and turning blue.  Officer Vargas administered Narcan resulting in the revival of the individual shortly thereafter, becoming conscious and responsive.  Officer Vargas saved a human life.

 

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER ZACHARY TAYLOR

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Sunday, 12/31/17, Officer Taylor responded to a medical call where the individual had overdosed, was unresponsive, unconscious, having trouble breathing and turning blue.  Officer Taylor administered Narcan then began CPR.  The ambulance arrived and continued CPR and transported the individual to Lawrence General Hospital and the individual recovered at the hospital.  Officer Taylor helped save a human life.

 

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER DANIEL SMART

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Thursday, 12/01/17, Officer Smart was flagged down while on a motor vehicle stop to respond to dead man (man down).  Upon arrival it was determined that the victim was unconscious, unresponsive, not breathing, had no pulse and his skin was blue.  There was a civilian giving CPR.  Officer Smart recognized this to be an overdose and administered Narcan twice and conducted CPR resulting in the revival of the individual after a minute or so, becoming conscious, responsive, and breathing fine.  Officer Smart saved a human life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIFESAVING MEDAL & DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION

OFFICERS: ZACHARY TAYLOR ~ LEO SILVERA ~ PAUL ALIANO

CIVILIANS: JULIO RIVERA & PATRICK STANLEY

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Tuesday, 11/28/17, Officers Silvera, Taylor and Aliano responded to an automobile accident in which one motor vehicle caught on fire with the driver (Mr. Felipe Diaz Cruz) trapped inside.  Sgt. Martinez, who just finished a lunch break from a detail he was working, radioed in that he was just    “T-boned”.   Sgt. Martinez’s vehicle was spun around between 180 degrees to 360 degrees from impact.  Sgt. Martinez was a little dazed and disoriented from the impact to the accident and being spun around.   Sgt. Martinez then radioed back that the other vehicle was on fire.  Responding officers arrived shortly thereafter and saw Mr. Patrick Cook (17 Hampstead Road, Methuen, MA 01844) and Mr. Julio C. Rivera (32 Groton Street, #303, Lawrence, MA  01843) trying to break the windshield with a hammer and baseball bat to free Mr. Diaz-Cruz who was trapped in the burning motor vehicle which was turned over on the driver’s side.  Officer Aliano, Taylor and Silvera then began trying to break the windshield with their batons.  When the windshield was finally broken, Mr. Diaz-Cruz was pulled from the burning vehicle with his legs on fire.  Just after the Officers with the assistance of Mr. Rivera and Mr. Cook rescued Mr. Diaz-Cruz from being trapped the vehicle became fully engulfed with fire.  The Officers and Civilians risked their own lives and safety to rescue Mr. Diaz-Cruz who was pinned by the steering wheel in his vehicle which was turned on the driver’s side and on fire.  The toxic smoke and flames from the fire were dangerous enough but there was also a risk of the vehicle blowing up, but Mr. Cook, Mr. Rivera, Officers Aliano, Silvera and Taylor were deterred by the danger as they rescued Mr. Diaz-Cruz.

**   In regards to Mr. Rivera and Mr. Cook, They are awarded a Lifesaving Medal and they are both given a Written Divisional Commendation for being good citizenship and heroic actions saving Mr. Diaz-Cruz’s life.

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION

OFFICERS: LEO SILVERA & PRESTION CARMICHAEL

 

Summary of Event:

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, 11/22/17, Officers Silvera, Carmichael and Ana Villavizar responded to a larceny call at Lawrence General Hospital.  En-route LGH security flagged the officers down and related that the suspect had fled behind 25 Marston Street toward the Spicket River.  Officers Carmichael and Silvera each entered the river from different directions to cut off the Suspect from escaping and captured him.  It was raining out and the river water was moving swift but the officers did their job by capturing the Suspect who was making suicidal threats and who stated he as armed with a gun and brought him to safety.

 

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION

 

OFFICER ROBERT LAKIN AND TRAFFIC CONTROL TIMOTHY RIVET

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Monday, 11/20/17, Traffic Control Rivet, Officer Lakin and Robert Brunner responded to a medical call where an individual was in a car slumped over passed out unconscious.  Upon arrival it was determined that the victim had overdosed, as his breathing was very shallow, skin was pale and moist and unresponsive.  Officer Lakin administered Narcan resulting in the revival of the individual shortly thereafter becoming conscious, responsive and breathing fine.  Officer Lakin and Traffic Control Rivet saved a human life.

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER ZACHARY TAYLOR

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Tuesday, 11/14/17, Officer Taylor responded to a medical call where the individual was in the bathroom of Burger King unresponsive and unconscious.  Upon arrival it was determined that the victim was either having a diabetic episode or had overdosed as his lips were blue, having difficulty breathing and unresponsive.  Officer Taylor administered Narcan resulting in the revival of the individual shortly thereafter, becoming conscious, responsive and breathing fine.  Officer Taylor saved a human life.

 

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION

 

OFFICERS: EDWARD ESTRADA & AARON BLANCO

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Tuesday, 09/03/17 at approximately 0300 Hours,   Officer Estrada and Officer Blanco noticed a suspicious vehicle in an area of the city that in recent history has been the subject of numerous police reports depicting gang related violence, the disposal of stolen motor vehicles and narcotics sales.  Officer Estrada followed the vehicle as it aimlessly traveled on Bodwell Street, Hancock Street, Water Street and Thornton Avenue.

Officer Estrada initiated a motor vehicle stopped and was quickly assisted by Officer Blanco.  Both Officers noticed that the operator and passenger appeared nervous.  Both lifelong residents of the city yet traveling away from the address they provided the officers as their destination.  Officers also noticed furtive movements and noted that the passenger appeared to be trying to conceal something with his body.

As Officer Estrada continued his investigation, Officer Blanco was able to get a better vantage point and without alerting the occupants noticed the top (slide) of a black semiautomatic firearm partially concealed underneath the seat behind the passenger’s feet.

Aware that both occupants were too young to lawfully possess a firearm, Officers removed and secured the occupants and were then able to recover a black Sig Saur P250 from underneath the passenger seat.

During a thorough search of the vehicle, Officers Estrada and Blanco were also able to locate Marijuana, THC concentrate, gloves and masks (one stained with blood).  As a result, Luis Rosales and Jacob LaSalle, Jr. were placed under arrest.

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION

 

  1. FABIAN GUERRERO ~ SGT. SHAWN QUAGLIETTA ~ SGT. ARIEL MONTAS ~ OFFICER AARON BLANCO

 

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Saturday, 09/02/17, Lt. Guerrero,  Sgt. Montas and Sgt. Quaglietta and Officer Blanco responded quickly to shots fired and recovered a black “Star” 9mm Pistol with a partially defaced serial number that appeared to be 2156356.  The pistol had the safety off, one round in the chamber and an empty magazine.  They also obtained vital information from witnesses that directly lead to the arrest of Henry Rubiera-Cruz a wanted violent gang member who is suspected of several other recent violent crimes in the city of Lawrence.

 

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION

 

OFFICERS: DANIEL SMART & ROBERT LAKIN

 

Summary of Event:

 

On Saturday, 09/03/17, Officer Smart responded to two different medical calls where the individual had overdosed, was unresponsive, unconscious, not breathing and had a faint pulse.  Officer Smart administered Narcan in both cases resulting in the revival of one of the individuals shortly thereafter and the other individual needed further CPR administered by Officers Lakin and Smart but recovered at the hospital, becoming conscious and responsive.  Officer Smart saved two human lives in one day, one with the assistance of Officer Lakin.

 

DIVISIONAL COMMENDATION ~ OFFICER ALBERT INOSTROZA

 

Summary of Event:

 

On 08/04/17 at 23:44 PM Officers were dispatched to the area of 232 Bailey Street for a report of shots fired.  It should be noted there was a homicide by means of firearm at this location the previous week and mourners were still coming to this location to pay their respects.   Upon Officer Inostroza’s arrival he observed a male who had his hand in his pocket and was avoiding him.  When Officer Inostroza told the man to stop, the man walked away from him, bent down behind a parked car and then continued to walk away from him.  The man was subsequently detained by Officer Inostroza and the other Officers who had responded to the call.  Officer Inostroza then checked the area the male had gone behind the car and based on his training and 30 plus years of experience he tapped the rear quarter panel and a loaded .22 caliber firearm fell to the ground.  The man was subsequently placed in custody for the possession of the firearm as he did not have a license to carry firearm.