Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9, is pleased to recognize Columbus Police Detectives Brett Bodell and Tennis Jude as the recipients of the Bryan Hurst/Tony Luzio Officer of the Month Award for the month of September.
On July 20, 2010, at 6:25 PM, CPD SRB detectives Brett Bodell and Tennis Jude were in the area of Beechcroft High School observing a Columbus Public Schools Football scrimmage for possible gang activity. As the officers were in the parking lot, they observed several subjects gathering together, and an altercation between two groups started to occur. As they started to walk towards the altercation they observed a male subject pull from his waistband a concealed handgun. The subject, now suspect, pointed the gun towards the crowd about 10-15 feet away and fired the gun at the crowd. This caused everyone in the area, including the players, coaches, and parents to start running. Officers Bodell and Jude ran towards the subject yelling “police get down!” as many people across the field were frantically running for cover, trying to get away from the shooter. The subject started to run across the field with the gun still in his possession. The subject threw the gun to the ground and was apprehended after falling down. Officers Bodell and Jude were able to place him in custody without further incident. Due to their efforts in being very vigilant and responsive to an “active shooter” situation, they were able to bring this incident to a safe conclusion. For their actions we are happy to be naming Detectives Brett Bodell and Tennis Jude our Crime Stoppers officers of the month for September of 2010.
The award presentation, which will provide the “rest of the story,” will take place on Wednesday, September 1st, starting between 9:45 and 10:00am, at the Fire Fighters Union Hall located at 379 W. Broad Street.
Any questions, please contact Kevin Miles, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, at 614-206-6315.