This is OPOA member Detective Raders. He was a 2019 Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year nominee.
Detective Raders was instrumental in actively investigating a violent criminal gang that was responsible for several felony assaults in 2018. In 2019 Detectives Raders partnered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to investigate the gang's criminal activity.
Over a several month period Detective Raders and the ATF seized 41 firearms, 10 of which were stolen and coordinated multiple narcotics operations which resulted in 12 arrests and Federal indictments.
Detective Raders was instrumental in the investigation and helped disrupt the gang’s criminal activity which helped keep Omaha homicides and violent shooting numbers low in 2019.
We commend Detective Raders for his hard work, service and dedication to keep the Omaha community safe from violent crime.