New 7th district officer wins monthly award

Brian Waters has been named the 7th district’s latest Officer of the Month.

Members of the 7th Police District Advisory Council honored Ofc. Brian Walters as Officer of the Month. Bernice Hill, an aide to state Sen. Tina Tartaglione, presented Walters with a Senate commendation. PHOTO: FACBOOK / 7TH PDAC

Police Officer Brian Waters hit the ground running after his recent transfer to the 7th district in the Far Northeast.

Waters made six major-crime arrests in 12 days and two additional arrests for lesser offenses. As a result, he has been named the district’s latest Officer of the Month.

One of Waters’ significant arrests occurred on May 18, when he locked up a man who allegedly went to another man’s home and threatened to kill the resident with a knife.

Police didn’t disclose the location of the crime, but they described the suspect as an employee of the victim’s neighbor. The altercation began with a verbal argument between the two men over the telephone. A short time after the call, the victim heard a knock at his door. When he opened the door, the suspect allegedly grabbed him by the throat and threw him to the ground. While holding a knife, the suspect allegedly threatened to kill the homeowner.

After several more threats, the suspect fled the scene, police said. Waters was the first to respond to the victim’s 911 call. The officer interviewed the victim, then the neighbor, who identified the alleged attacker. Waters contacted the suspect and arranged to meet him in a parking lot on the 1900 block of Welsh Road. When the suspect arrived at the designated spot, Waters arrested him. ••