This is OPOA member Detective Brandt. He was a 2019 Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year Nominee.
Detective Brandt was responsible for the arrest of multiple violent carjacking suspects during 2019, and the recovery of several vehicles.
The most notable case was in May 2019. Detective Brandt responded to a carjacking report where the victim had been violently assaulted and her vehicle stolen.
Detective Brandt learned the vehicle was equipped with GPS but needed to have an active service account to work. Detective Brandt used his own personal credit card to activate the account, track the vehicle via GPS, and capture the suspects.
In all, 8 violent suspects ran from the stolen vehicle, fought with officers, and were ultimately arrested. A stolen handgun was found inside the vehicle.
We commend Detective Brandt for his dedication, service, and personal sacrifice for the community and especially the victims of these violent crimes.