August-2021

Stanfield Police Department Wins August 2021 Hit of the Month

“Hit of the Month” is Stop Stick, Ltd. program to recognize truly outstanding performance results coming from the successful deployment of Stop Stick® Tire Deflation Device in ending pursuits. Every month hundreds of reports are received from across the country documenting successful deployments of Stop Sticks®. These reports detail stories of exceptional police work and proper deployment of the Stop Stick® Tire Deflation Device to safely bring pursuits to an end. Below are the departments who were nominated from the hundreds of submissions, and the ones who have been selected as the “Hit of the Month”.

August HOM Winner

East

Chief  McRorie D. Faggart

Stanfield Police Department, North Carolina

The pursuit originated with the Locust Police Department, the suspect, in a stolen Nissan Sentra fled police after refusing to pull over for a traffic violation. As the suspect continued to run Mecklenburg PD picked up the pursuit however, due to their pursuit policy, they did not actively pursue the suspect instead utilizing their helicopter "Snoopy" to track the stolen vehicle by air. After entering Stanfield Police Department's jurisdiction the pursuit was picked back up on the ground, as the pursuit continued into the city limits of Stanfield, The city's Police Chief, while out running an errand, just so happened to be directly in the path of the pursuit was heading. While listening to the interstate police radio, Chief Faggart calculated where the best location to deploy his Stop Sticks.  Choosing the intersection and safe cover wisely Chief Faggart deployed his Stop Stick® on the opposite side of the road and took cover beside a nearby building.

as the suspect approached the intersection Faggart began to pull his deployed Stop Stick® across the road ultimately puncturing the suspect's front and back right tires. Chief Faggart collected his deployed sticks and joined the pursuit, which lasted for another mile until the suspect's front tire came completely off the vehicle prompting the suspect to attempt to bail from the stolen vehicle, but ultimately surrendering to police safely and without any further incidents.

View video of the deployment below:

Stanfield's Chief of Police Makes August 2021 Hit of the Month

August Nominees

West

Deputy J. Hafoka

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Utah

South

Officer Luis Rocha

Jupiter Police Department, Florida

Midwest

Officer Shane Grieves

Versailles Police Department, Ohio

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