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.
Lieutenant Dustin Walker of the Manassas Park, Virginia, Police Department was off duty one evening when he observed a vehicle lose control, strike a parked car, and instantly burst into flames. The fire quickly spread to two additional parked cars, as well as the power lines hanging above.
Without hesitation for his own life and safety, Lieutenant Walker approached the car, opened the driver’s door, noticed the driver was unconscious, and immediately began to extricate him. As Lieutenant Walker was removing the driver from the vehicle, the man began to regain consciousness and was able to stand and be safely assisted across the street.
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 email@example.com or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.