Pr. George's Officers of the Month: Julius Askins, Teresa Murphy, Dwight Prophet, Andrew Wallman
Prophet and Wallman put themselves between gunfire and a school; Askins and Murphy arrested a man linked to several burglaries, according to police.
Police Officers Julius Askins and Teresa Murphy were chosen in January as Prince George's police officers of the month for police District V.
Here's what the Prince George's Police Department said about Askins and Murphy:
A citizen told Police Officers Julius Askins and Teresa Murphy of a breaking and entering in progress on Dec. 19 in Clinton, and gave them a description of the suspect’s car. Askins and Murphy rushed to the scene and spotted the suspect’s car speeding away. They managed to pull it over, and they saw stolen property in plain view. The suspects were immediately arrested and were later linked to several other burglaries in Prince George's County.
Police Officers Dwight Prophet and Andrew Wallman were chosen in January as Prince George's police officers of the month for police District VI.
Here's what the Prince George's Police Department said about Prophet and Wallman:
Police Officers First Class Dwight Prophet and Andrew Wallman were dispatched on Dec. 11 to Odell Road for the report of gunshots. On the scene, the officers heard as many as 15 gunshots coming from the back of a residence on Odell Road, in close proximity to a school. Prophet and Wallman quickly alerted the school of the danger, and it was locked down. The two then took up a tactical position between the school and the residence. When officers eventually made four arrests, a handgun and 250 rounds of ammunition were recovered.
The children at the school were unharmed.
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