Bulletin Notes

Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the law enforcement profession.

One early morning, officers of the Cape Coral, Florida, Police Department responded to a report of a car that had driven into a canal. The vehicle was almost fully submerged with the driver trapped inside. Officer Kwesi Johnson was the first on scene and immediately removed his gear and jumped into the water. Using his baton, the officer broke the driver door window and extricated the victim from the sinking vehicle. Another officer standing at the edge of the canal helped Officer Johnson pull the woman out of the water. No one was harmed during the incident.

Officer Kwesi Johnson serves with the Cape Coral, Florida, Police Department.

Officer Kwesi Johnson

Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or an arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up, a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions can be emailed to leb@fbi.gov.