HPOU named Officer J. Bond as the Patrol Officer of the Month at the Nov. 3 general membership meeting.
HPOU 3rd Vice President Terry Seagler said that the Clear Lake Patrol officer was dispatched to an in-progress metal theft along the Gulf Freeway. A witness had observed two suspects cutting copper wiring and sparks were even flying due to the obviously poor skills of the crooks not understanding how short-circuiting works.
(Too bad they weren’t in that circuit).
Officer Bond quickly assessed the scene and developed a tactical plan and arrested one of the suspects on his own. While handling that prisoner, Bond was able to put out a description, direction of travel and guide responding officers to setting a perimeter to contain the fleeing soon to be felon.
A K9 arrived a short time later and assisted in the apprehension of the second suspect.
Officer Bond contacted the property owner complainant and was able to calculate the damages and then contacted the DA, who accepted Felony Criminal Mischief on both suspects.
“Good job, Officer Bond, for responding so quickly and apprehending two good crooks,” Seagler said.