Bulletin Notes

Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. 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 profession.

Deputy Mark Runkle of the York County, Pennsylvania, Sheriff’s Office was conducting a security sweep on the seventh floor of the county's judicial center when a male juvenile approached the metal and glass railing overlooking the atrium. He put one of his legs over the railing as if he was going to jump or fall. Deputy Runkle took immediate action and pulled the boy—distraught over a recent court hearing—to safety. The juvenile was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Deputy Mark Runkle of the York County, Pennsylvania, Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Mark Runkle

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 leb@fbi.gov or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.