The Henderson Police Department Officer of the Month for December 2011 is Officer Brandon Logue.
On Sunday, December 11, 2011 around 9:24 PM Officer Logue was conducting stationary monitoring on Roanoke Avenue for stop sign violations due to citizen complaints from that neighborhood. While stationary Officer Logue observed a white Chrysler Sebring 2 door fail to stop for the stop sign on Roanoke Avenue at Avis Lane. Officer Logue proceeded after the vehicle, activating the blue lights and conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle stopped in a private driveway at 928 Dabney Drive. The vehicle was occupied by a black male driver and black male passenger.
During Officer Logue’s investigation the driver was asked if there were any weapons in the vehicle. The driver started acting nervous. Backup was requested and officers Macialek and Myers arrived. The driver and passenger were asked to get out of the vehicle. In doing so the driver was asked again about any weapons being in the vehicle. The driver stated “in the driver’s door”. The driver was detained and on checking a weapon was recovered. A check of the serial number revealed the weapon to be stolen from Warren County. The passenger was also detained.
A further search of the car revealed 3.5 grams of Heroin in the glove box and 22 caliber rounds recovered in the driver’s door and right rear floorboard. The driver (Rashaad Watson) was arrested and charged possession of a stolen firearm and possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance as well as with traffic offenses and the passenger (Tyrell Bullock) was arrested and charged with possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance.
Officer Logue answered 188 calls for service and assisted other officers 67 times. He conducted 31 field interviews, issued 7 citations and gave 4 warnings. Officer Logue served 9 warrants and obtained 2 warrants.