Union names Blackmon Investigator of the Month

HPOU’s Seagler with Blackmon

The Union presented Detective R. Blackmon with its Investigator of the Month honor at the Nov. 3 general membership meeting.

HPOU 3rd Vice President Terry Seagler made the presentation and gave the following synopsis of Blackmon’s work.

Recently, Blackmon, assigned to the Special Victims Division, was following up on a case of a found child. The child had been recovered for over 24 hours and no one had reported even missing. Blackmon immediately began shaking the bushes and trying to develop leads.

In a short time, the detective located the child’s aunt and then eventually the mother. As it turned out the mother had been walking on Bissonnet with the child when she was attacked by a known suspect. The mother suffered a broken jaw and several other injuries.

While disoriented and hurt, the suspect used this opportunity to kidnap the child where he was at some point tossed into a nearby dumpster. The child was able to get out of the dumpster and was found wandering and wounded with his head stuck in the wrought iron fence by a cleaning lady at the complex.

Through much effort, witness interviews, and follow-up, and even a suspect interrogation, Detective Blackmon was able to secure charges of Kidnapping, child abandonment and Injury to a child. S

Seagler said, “Great job for your part in securing justice and services to these two victims.”