October 2021 Hit of the Month: Alaska State Troopers

“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”.

July HOM Winner


Trooper Timothy Collins

Alaska State Troopers  - Alaska

Troopers received a report of a stolen motor vehicle (Subaru Crosstrek), while on an unrelated traffic stop, troopers observed the stolen motor vehicle pass at a high rate of speed (101mph). Another Police Agency was able to locate the stolen vehicle again and attempted to stop it, the vehicle refused to stop and continued driving at a high rate of speed until Troopers were able to get ahead of the pursuit and deploy Stop Stick®. The suspect vehicle hit the sticks, at about 75 mph puncturing all 4 tires. The suspect then lost control of the vehicle, but came to stop off the side of the road, and was taken into custody without any further incident. 

The suspect was charged:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle (Felony 6)
  • Criminal Recklessness (Felony 5)
  • Reckless Driving (Class B Misdemeanor) 
  • Operator Never Licensed (Class C Misdemeanor) 


October Nominees


Deputy Martin C. Herkimer

Livingston County Sheriff's Department - New York


Josiah Maner

Eagle County Sheriff's Office - Colorado


Chad Hennis

Vermillion County Sheriff's Office - Indiana


To register for Stop Stick® Hit of the Month, please submit a Deployment Report using the Link: https://stopstick.com/home/pursuit-reporting

You can additionally be considered for Video of the year by uploading Dashcam, or Bodycam footage after submitting your Deployment Report.

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