Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 13, 2014

Kudos to VPD

-- — Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

What better illustration of the VPD’s and Chief Brian Childress’ commitment to keeping the community safe than the arrest of a man wanted in Ohio after a routine call answered by an officer revealed the fugitive was hiding in the house.

Officers never know what they might be walking into, and the safest situations can become deadly at any time.

From traffic stops to home invasions, officers are always vigilant and are well trained to recognize dangerous circumstances and act accordingly.

Had this officer not kept his wits about him enough to ask the right questions and take the man into custody, there is no telling what might have happened to the family in the home or to the officer.

Kudos to the VPD for their dedication and thanks to Chief Childress and the city for ensuring that the community is a safe place for all.

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