- Written by Terry Arthur
Guam - The Guam Police Department issued a release Monday on behalf of Chief Fred Bordallo who wants to recognize the recent successes of the men and woman on the force.
READ the srelease from GPD Chief Fred Bordallo below:
In the events that transpired within our island, the Chief of Police, Fred E. Bordallo Jr., would like to recognize the men and women from the Guam Police Department for their hard work and dedication. From cases such as the "Piti Home Invasion", the "San Jose Mart, Robbery", the "JFK Hill Robbery", all resulting in arrests being made based on tips and follow ups.
To a case where a female minor, a victim of a criminal sexual conduct complaint, was entertained by patrol and followed up by CID agents, resulting in the arrest of the suspect in Port Orchard, Washington.
With officers showing true human spirit and empathy by working with emotionally disturb clients wanting to inflict injuries and harm to themselves, such as the Tumon/Tamuning Precinct Command, where the Operation Sgt. Eric Toves, who is a trained Crisis Negotiator, was able to convince the individual to surrender the knife. Preventing the client from inflicting any further injuries to himself or others. To a four (4) hour crisis situation involving an out patient from Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse wielding a machete, threatening to harm herself and responding officers. The collective work from the Dededo Precinct Command's patrol officers, particularly Officer Arthur Diola, for showing true courage by maintaining dialog with the patient, and was assisted by the Crisis Negotiation Team, Lt. Mark Torre, Sgt. Emily Charfarous and Sgt. Michael Aguon and the Special Operations Command. As they were able to subdue the patient in which immediate care was provided to the out patient.
The hard work and dedication is a reflection of our men and women who truly dedicate themselves in serving and protecting our beautiful Island of Guam.