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.
Officers Garrett Driscoll, Micah Wilks, and Michael Candler of the Sugar Land, Texas, Police Department responded to a call regarding a vehicle sinking in a lake known for the presence of alligators and snakes. A female driver was trapped inside the car. The officers entered the water to rescue the woman, breaking out a window and pulling her to safety only minutes before the vehicle became completely submerged.
Officer Garrett Driscoll
Officer Micah Wilks
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.