“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
NPD Officer J. Byrd
Navasota Police Department, TX
A serial Bank Robbery Suspect was taken into custody with the assistance of Stop Sicks. Navasota NPD Officer J. Byrd was called in to assist with a neighboring College Station Police Department, already pursuing the suspect on Texas State Highway 6. Officer Byrd deployed Stop Sticks as the suspect was leading pursuit vehicles at 120+ miles per hour. The suspect's vehicle came into contact with Officer Byrd's Stop Sticks, still at an excessive speed, eventually causing the vehicle to come to a complete stop in a median within 1/2 mile of the initial deployment.
The suspect then surrendered to police and was taken into custody without incident.
Patrolman First Clas Nathaniel WeirW
Dover Police Department, DE
SGT. Dylan Siscoe / Officer Tanner Weaver
Sturgis Police Department, SD
Patrolman Todd White
White Pine Police Department, TN