During the Ridgefield Police Commission meeting on Thursday, several officers were awarded the Department's Unit Citation Award. The recognition was for an incident that happened earlier this year. On January 3rd, a reckless driver stole a car and caused multiple accidents in the downtown area. The six officers were recognized for their teamwork and judgement during a rapidly evolving situation.
As a result of their actions, no one was injured and the suspect was arrested. 22-year old Mark Bogdanov Johnson remains held on $20,000 bond on several charges. His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.
(Photo Courtesy: Ridgefield Police, Facebook)
Back row (L-R) Officer Dan Gjodesen, Officer Dave Samoskevich and Officer Brian Shimko.
Front row (L-R) Officer Jorge Romero, Officer Lou Caba and Lieutenant Shawn Platt.