Police Officer Christopher Chance was named Cop of the Month at Tuesday’s meeting of the 102nd Community Council in Richmond Hill for the apprehension of a man who threatened a bouncer at a Richmond Hill nightclub with a fake gun.
According to Captain Hank Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, Chance was on patrol during the overnight shift on the night of April 27 when a man threatened to come back to Flavor Lounge on Hillside Avenue after a fight. A short time later he returned and threatened the bouncer of the club with what was believed to be a gun.
After a brief standoff, Chance was able to apprehend the suspect and discovered the gun was a fake. In January, a man was shot to death near Flavor after a brawl that police say began at the bar.
Presenting the award to Chance, left, are Sautner and the precinct’s new executive officer, Matt Hanrahan.