Police Officer Colin Dyer was honored on June 11 as the 106th Precinct’s Cop of the Month for his arrest of an individual who allegedly possessed an illegal firearm.
On May 1 at 11 p.m. Dyer and his partner were patroling in the vicinity of 109th Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park in heavy rain. They spotted a suspicious individual carrying a raincoat and shifting it from hand to hand as if something heavy was inside. Believing that he may be out to commit a robbery, the officers followed him for several blocks before stopping him, according to Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct. They asked him to unroll the raincoat, and as he did he dropped it and a metal click was heard, Schiff said.
According to police, the suspect , who had two prior arrests, took the coat and ran. After a three-block chase, the suspect was caught and arrested and the raincoat and a loaded firearm were allegedly recovered.
Dyer had been honored in April 2011 for his arrest of an allegedly intoxicated driver with his young daughter inside the car, and again in January 2013 for his arrest of an allegedly intoxicated motorist with a gun.
Honoring Dyer are Capt. John Ganley, left, precinct executive officer, Community Council President Frank Dardani and Schiff.
— Stephen Geffon