Crystal Police Recognized for Lifesaving Actions, Crisis Response
Six Crystal police officers were recognized for their actions at the city council meeting Thursday night.
Chief Stephanie Revering recognized the officers for going above and beyond normal duties in events that ranged from saving someone’s life to neutralizing a volatile situation to using a maneuver to stop a car chase.
One incident involved Sgts. Gabe Storz and Adam Harrer. Chief Revering said they responded to a verbal domestic call.
“As the officers were walking back to their squads, an adult female and her son came running out to say the suspect just pointed an assault rifle at them,” said Chief Revering. “The male was wearing full camo, a duty belt with an empty pistol holster, a bullet proof vest and several rifle magazines. Sgts. Storz and Harrer arrived and took command of the scene, establishing a plan to slow the scene down and develop a plan to safely arrest the male.”
Chief Revering went on to say the male was taken into custody without incident and officers found the assault rifle and several other guns inside the house. The chief recognized the men for “leadership, remaining calm and levelheaded which resulted in nobody being hurt.”
Sgt. Jon Kurtz and officers Cole Horner, Jordan Myhre and Marcus Issa were also recognized.
You can watch the full presentation at the Crystal City Council meeting to learn more about their stories here.