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.
Late one night, Officer Jarred Houston responded to a single-vehicle collision where a car had struck a light pole. When Officer Houston arrived, he found the vehicle’s engine compartment on fire and the driver trapped inside.
Using his collapsible baton, Officer Houston broke the passenger-side window and helped the driver out of the vehicle to safety. The individual was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Through his quick actions, Officer Houston saved the driver’s life.
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 e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.