Midland cops named Michigan law enforcement of the calendar year

These Midland police officers were being honored regionally for their brave functions last yr. Now, the two officers were being awarded for their new perform. 

Officers Chuck Brown and Tyler Hollingsworth have been named Law enforcement Officers of the Year by the Police Officers Affiliation of Michigan at the association’s convention which took area on Sept. 2 in Grand Rapids. 

The two officers ended up awarded for their response to a claimed domestic assault on Christmas Eve, which ended with a fireplace, at a home in the 1500 block of West Union Road in Midland. 

The Daily News previously reported Officers Brown and Hollingsworth each experienced intense accidents whilst responding to the fire that finally claimed the everyday living of a Midland guy on Dec. 24, 2020. 

In assistance of the officers, a parade of Midlanders commenced their travels to a Flint medical center to honor Hollingsworth’s recovery and finished back in Midland in entrance of Brown’s dwelling on Dec. 30, 2020. 

A lot more lately, the city of Midland shared praise for the officer’s on Facebook late Friday night:

“Congratulations does not commence to scratch the area for this hugely-deserved honor,” the put up reads. “We are so immeasurably happy of you, (Officer) Brown and (Officer) Hollingsworth, and so grateful to have you on our team and right here with us. Thank you!”

The Midland Police Department shared the subsequent with neighborhood customers on Facebook, which was also read to convention attendees all through the presentation of the awards on Thursday, Sept. 2. 

“On December 24, 2020, Christmas Eve, a tragedy transpired,” the award presentation reads. “A domestic assault was claimed at a home in the 1500 block of West Union Road in the town of Midland. Officers Charles Brown and Tyler Hollingsworth were dispatched to the dwelling. When the officers arrived on the scene, they created immediate call with the sufferer of the assault and had been ready to talk with her to determine the scenario. They learned the perpetrator who committed the assault could continue to be in the dwelling.”

“When they cleared the property and concluded their dialogue with the victim, the officers commenced to lookup the house for the suspect,” it proceeds. “They found the perpetrator as they entered the detached garage, only to uncover the suspect pouring gasoline on himself. Right away the officers tried to stop and comprise the suspect, but he struggled with them. Quickly, an explosion happened. All three men and the garage turned engulfed in flames. Officers Brown and Hollingsworth managed to escape the garage, and they started to roll on the ground to extinguish the flames on their uniforms.”

“When the officers ended up equipped to consist of the flames, they saw the suspect appear out of the fiery developing wholly eaten in flames,” the presentation reads. “Without worry for himself or his have burn off accidents, Officer Hollingsworth promptly took off his uniform coat, covered the suspect, and extinguished the flames. Concurrently, Officer Brown, also disregarding his accidents, radioed to central dispatch with all the pertinent information and facts necessary to ask for EMS, the fire division, and added officers to enable command the scenario.”

“Officer Brown then observed that in spite of the point Officer Hollingworth was equipped to smother the flames on the suspect, the guy was still intent on going for walks back into the burning garage,” it continues. “Officer Brown grabbed the man and was able to quit him and tutorial him to the control absent from the dwelling and the blazing garage that by this time was entirely engulfed in flames with tiny explosions coming from the composition.”

“All 3 melt away victims have been transported to the healthcare facility for burns on their faces, hands, and arms. Officer Brown recovered pretty quickly from his melt away injuries even so, Officer Hollingworth has experienced to bear many surgical procedures since the incident. Sadly, the suspect died from his wounds, but the heroism and professionalism of both of those Officers Brown and Hollingsworth should be identified and acknowledged as they went previously mentioned and past to try out to help save the suspect with full disregard for their possess protection.”

Other law enforcement officers across the point out were being identified at the association’s conference. This year’s awards can be uncovered here

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