The Prince George’s County Police Department selected nine officers as the Officers of the Month for September for their hard work and achievement.
Police Officer Yorda Diaz, Police Officer Jeffrey Hamilton Jr., Cpl. John Wynkoop, Officer First Class Tyisha Gage, Officer First Class Timothy Glover III, Police Officer Stephen Downey, Police Officer Julius Askins, Police Officer Steven White and Police Officer Matthew Vollono were acknowledged for their responses to incidents occurring in September.
On Sept. 22, Diaz chased down and arrested three armed robbery suspects in Chillum after noticing them at Ager Road and Tuckerman Street while interviewing the robbery victim, police said.
Hamilton discovered several bags of marijuana during a traffic stop in which he could smell a strong odor of marijuana and conducted a vehicle search, police said. The driver of the vehicle was arrested, and police said they found that the vehicle had been involved in a previous pursuit where the driver allegedly threw a stolen handgun from the car.
On Sept. 1, Wynkoop arrested a burglary suspect after chasing the suspect through a neighborhood in Landover and finding the suspect hiding under a vehicle, police said.
On Sept. 4, Gage, Glover and Downey prevented an attempted citizen robbery in Hillcrest Heights when they discovered two armed suspects in a parking lot and chased them down and arrested them, police said.
Askins and White arrested a bank robbery suspect Sept. 11 in Clinton when they spotted a suspect fleeing an M&T Bank on Kirby Road, police said.
Vollono responded to the report of an armed robbery Sept. 26 in Laurel when he chased and arrested two suspects, who police said were running away from an apartment. Vollono then searched the apartment and recovered a gun, marijuana, crack cocaine and more than $5,000, police said.