LIMA — Third-shift patrol officers and a communications officer at the Lima Police Department were singled out for commendations earlier this week for their actions in what was described as a “potentially life-threatening situation” that took place in December.
According to Lt. Andy Green, officers were sent to a hotel on the east side of Lima after a 911 caller reported there was a person in the lobby of the establishment threatening people with a gun.
Green said Communications Operator Missy Page spoke not only to the victimized front desk worker from the hotel, but also spoke to the man who reportedly had the gun.
“She did an outstanding job of gathering crucial information and also kept the employee and the suspect calm,” said Green.
When officers arrived and began to approach the lobby, a gunshot was heart. Officers immediately entered the lobby and took the armed suspect into custody. In addition to the firearm a “significant amount” of suspected cocaine was found on the individual.
In addition to Page, officers commended included Sgt. Nick Hart, Zac Carpenter, Kelly Ricker, Bryce Garman, Justin Wireman, Latricia Nebrida, Christopher Lemke (not pictured) and Logan Patton.
“I am extremely proud of these third shift officers and Ms. Page. This even is just an example of the outstanding job they do on a daily basis,” Green said. “It is an honor to work along side them.”