Citizen Award

On Friday morning, 07/26/19. at about 1:00 AM, an Officer was flagged down by a citizen who was at the Shell Gas Station on Bridge Street. The citizen stated there was an intoxicated male in his vehicle in the parking lot who was determined to drive home. The citizen stated he observed the intoxicated person inside the store and noticed he was stumbling around and it was clear to him that he was intoxicated. The citizen explained that he attempted to intervene and get theย intoxicated male a safe ride home but he refused and left the store and got into his vehicle and started it. Before he could dial 911, our Officer pulled into the Shell parking lot and he flagged us down.

Our officer conducted an investigation on-scene and an arrest was made for DUI.

Ofc. Alex Butcher, who recently graduated from the CT Police Academy, awarded the citizen an East Windsor Police Department Community Challenge Coin for intervening and potentially saving someone’s life. Another great example of how we are aย #TownWideTeam!