STOP STICK® AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS “HIT OF THE YEAR” AWARD TO DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

STOP STICK® AWARDS PRESTIGIOUS “HIT OF THE YEAR” AWARD TO DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

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CINCINNATI, OH - June 15, 2016 – StopStick, Ltd., makers of the industry leading Stop Stick® tire deflation device, have recognized Dallas County Sheriff’s Department with its’ “Hit of the Year” award. Over 1,500 documented, successful deployments from 2015 were reviewed in the selection process of this award. After careful consideration, the committee has selected Deputy Katrina Caldwell-Russell of the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department for the Stop Stick® Hit of the Year award, based on the type of offense, success of the deployment and impact to the community.

In June 2015 Deputy Caldwell-Russell was on her way to another call when she heard the Dallas police headquarters had been attacked, and police officers were pursuing the gunman in a high-speed chase that was headed in her direction. Deputy Caldwell-Russell assisted in ending the high-speed pursuit of the gunman by quickly and successfully deploying Stop Stick® tire deflation devices, disabling three of the vehicle’s tires and providing police the opportunity to stop the gunman’s vehicle. After the Stop Stick® tire deflation devices successfully stopped the gunman’s vehicle, the gunman began firing again on policewho were attempting to set up a perimeter. Dallas SWAT was able to eliminate the gunman before any officers were injured. Pipe bombs inside the gunman’s van caused it to catch fire, and as the van burned, ammunition inside the van could be heard going off.

“Deputy Caldwell-Russell’s quick, decisive decision to deploy Stop Stick® tire deflation devices merited recognition because her actions prevented a life-threatening situation from escalating and endangering the lives of police and the community-at-large”, said Andy Morrison, President, Stop Stick, Ltd.

Stop Stick® tire deflation devices have been utilized for many years with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, which employs more than 2,000 and serves over two million people in Dallas County. “We’re committed to providing our deputies with the best equipment possible and training needed to do their jobs. They use Stop Stick® tire deflation devices to help end pursuits safely and reliably as evidenced by Deputy Katrina Caldwell-Russell,” said Lupe Valdez, Sheriff of Dallas County. “We thank the company for recognizing Deputy Caldwell-Russell and highlighting the exemplary work she does every day.”

Stop Stick® tire deflation devices have been effective in ending pursuits by deflating the tires of fleeing vehicles. The system protects the public, law enforcement and suspects involved in these dangerous situations by disabling the vehicle and significantly reducing the speed of vehicles involved in pursuits.

For more information on Stop Stick® and other products available to assist law enforcement in protecting the public, please contact Stop Stick, Ltd. at 800-537-01012 or email .

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Stop Stick® is the world’s leading tire-deflation device used by law enforcement to safely and quickly end high-speed automotive pursuits. More than 250,000 police vehicles are equipped with Stop Sticks® which are proven to deflate tires on any vehicle from small cars to tractor-trailers. In the last 20 years, law enforcement officers have successfully ended over 25,000 vehicle pursuits in all 50 states and abroad using Stop Stick® devices. Additionally, police departments and law enforcement teams have utilized equipment such as Centurion Scout®, a portable wireless surveillance system, to better aid in public security.

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  • Cory Sanderson

    Sergeant Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, WA

    Our department covers 4,300 square miles of South Central Washington in Yakima County. Our officers, including patrol and canine units, rely on the Stop Stick® to help end pursuits safely and securely. We've successfully deployed the Stop Stick fifteen times since December of 2011. A few months ago Stop Sticks were essential in ending a felony robbery pursuit that we were assisting the city with. The suspect had led the city police department on a chase for several miles in the city and then to the highway. We were able get out ahead of the chase and deploy the Stop Stick for a successful arrest. Stop Stick is a critical part of our team that we know we can count on to help save lives.

  • Shane Bland

    Officer - Sylacauga PD, AL

    “I just wanted to say out of all the technology that has come out in our profession over the last few years, yours is still at the top of my list. I've been doing this for 10 Years now and nothing has stop deadly pursuits like Stop Sticks. I used them the other day on a suicidal person trying to kill herself by driving into oncoming traffic and was able to get all four tires and end it within the first 10 Minutes of the chase.”

  • Austin Toal

    Deputy Kootenai County Sheriff, Idaho

    I am a Deputy Sheriff with Kootenai County in northern Idaho. I have been employed as such for almost six years now and have been involved with a number of pursuits.
     
    On 08/07/14 was able to deploy your product and successfully and safely end a high speed pursuit which was initiated by another agency. This is a first, in my time as a patrol deputy that I have seen/or been involved in a pursuit where tire deflation was successful. I have to say it felt good to deploy the StopSticks and bring an end to the pursuit. It was a lot less stressful than actually being in a pursuit. It was estimated the suspect vehicle drove over the StopSticks at approximately 110 miles per hour.
     
    I wanted to say thank you for developing a product that is intuitive to use and effective. I was pleased to find out that when I gathered the deployed StopSticks I did not get stuck with any razor sharp barbs. I was expecting a medieval looking device after the fleeing vehicle struck them. Please continue the good work you’re doing and the positive impact your company has had on law enforcement.

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