Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and United Dairy Farmers, is pleased to recognize Columbus Police Officer Brian Taylor as the recipient of the Bryan Hurst/Tony Luzio Officer of the Month Award for May. Please read details below:
On November 15, 2016, Officer Oxley and Officer Brian Taylor were dispatched to a disturbance at the Inn Towne Suites on Bethel Road, involving a screaming female. The female and her 12-year old son were evicted from the motel because they were behind on their rent. The officers were able to calm the female down and escort her back inside to get her personal belongings. The officers assisted the mother and child with packing everything they had inside the mother’s car. Unfortunately, the car started and then “died” in the middle of the roadway, so the officers pushed the vehicle across the street to the Walmart parking lot. The officers determined that they had no other place to go due to the hour of the night and no family nearby. The mother was determined that she and her son would just sleep in the car until morning because her son catches the bus to school in front of the Inn Towne Suites, so she said they would tough it out. Officer Taylor used his own money and bought the child a sleeping bag, hand and foot warmers, and even gave them some cash to get McDonald’s breakfast in the morning before the child got on the bus. Officer Taylor checked on them later in the night to make sure they were sleeping alright inside the car.
The award presentation, where the rest of the story will be told, will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd, around 9:45am, at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, 2nd floor, located at 379 W. Broad Street.
Any questions, please contact Marilyn Smith at 614-645-4749.