Friday, May 6, 2011
POLICE OFFICER HONORED FOR CAPTURING ARMED GANGSTER IN WEST HUMBOLDT PARK
During a protective pat-down of Carter, Officer Mielcarz felt a gun on Carter’s right side. As Mielcarz attempted to place Carter in custody, he broke free and fled south on foot on Central Park. All three officers pursued, during which time Carter removed the handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the officers.
Fearing for his life and the safety of his fellow officers, Mielcarz drew and fired his weapon, striking Carter, who fell to the ground and was taken into custody. His gun was also recovered.
Due to the action by Officer Justin Mielcarz in a difficult situation, an armed and dangerous offender was removed from the streets of Chicago.
The Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge #7, presented Officer Mielcarz with the Distinguished Service Award.
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