Central Ohio Crime Stoppers, along with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and United Dairy Farmers, is pleased to recognize Hilliard Division of Police Sgt. Josh Cohill and Officers Bill Okey, Trevor Gill, Tyler Harris, Randall Pugh, and Jeb Pencil as the recipients of the Bryan Hurst/Tony Luzio Officer of the Month Award for May. Please read details below:
On March 2, 2018, Sgt. Josh Cohill, Officer Bill Okey, Officer Trevor Gill, Officer Tyler Harris, Officer Randall Pugh, and Officer Jeb Pencil responded to a domestic violence complaint situation in which the suspect had held a knife to the throat of his live-in girlfriend. The victim sustained minor cuts to her throat during the assault. The suspect was intoxicated and was known to be extremely violent. The suspect also had multiple weapons in the residence. Dispatchers and officers tried to talk the suspect out of the residence in order to surrender peacefully, but the suspect refused. There were two small children in the residence at this time. Due to the suspect’s volatile nature and fearing for the safety of the children, Sgt. Cohill and Officers Gill, Harris, and Pencil surreptitiously entered the residence through one door while Officers Pugh and Okey continued to talk to the suspect through another door. Once inside of the residence, the officers announced themselves. The suspect did not immediately comply and was safely subdued after officers properly deployed a less-lethal device. The suspect was later indicted for Felonious Assault and Kidnapping.
The award presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 2nd, 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