Police Officers Richard Sheridan and Louis Soto were awarded the Cop of the Month award at the 102nd Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday for arresting a suspect who allegedly was attempting to enter a home and turned out to be a convicted felon.
The arrest was on Sept. 10. After they nabbed the alleged perpetrator, police discovered that he had just been released from prison after being inside 12 years for rape and was on parole. He was still wearing an ankle bracelet at the time of his arrest.
“[Sheridan and Soto] knew time was of the essence,” Deputy Inspector Hank Sautner, commanding officer of the 102nd Precinct, said. “This could have started out simply as a property crime and could have turned out very badly.”
Celebrating the accomplishment here are Latchman Budhai, left, president of the 102nd Precinct Community Council, Sheridan, Sautner, 102nd Precinct Community Affairs Officer Brendan Noonan and Soto.