Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and United Dairy Farmers, is pleased to recognize Franklin County Deputies Dave Coburn and Jeremy Copas, along with K-9 partner “Atrey,” as the recipients of the Bryan Hurst/Tony Luzio Officer of the Month Award for October. Please read details below:
On July 4, 2018, authorities were advised of a home invasion robbery that occurred at a residence in Obetz, later determined to be the home of an Obetz police officer. Deputy Dave Coburn spotted a vehicle matching the suspect car, but then lost sight of it. He soon re-located the vehicle near the intersection of Hamilton and Groves Road, and when he attempted to stop it a four-minute pursuit ensued. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen out of Columbus, came to a stop near the intersection of Bostwick Road and Roswell Drive. Both suspects in the car fled on foot with officers in pursuit, and shortly Deputy Copas and his K-9 partner Atrey arrived on the scene, along with CPD officers. Determining that at least one of the suspects was hiding between nearby houses, Deputy Copas and Atrey initiated a track which led them through a back yard, over a fence, and into another yard area where the suspect was trying to hide behind a privacy fence. He attempted to flee yet again, and Deputy Copas announced that Atrey would be released if the man did not surrender. The man surrendered. He was taken to the ground and placed under arrest without further incident. Authorities in Obetz charged him with multiple felony counts, including aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, receiving stolen property, and failing to comply.
The award presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd, around 10:00am, at the Fire Fighters Union Hall, 2nd floor, located at 379 W. Broad Street.
Any questions, please contact Marilyn Smith at 614-645-4749.