Mobile Police Announce November Officer of the MonthDecember 10, 2013
The Mobile Police Department would like to extend an open invitation to media for the Officer of the Month Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at Azalea City Golf Course, located at 1000 Gaillard Drive. The Officer of the Month program is presented by the Midtown Optimist Club.
Officer Tanner Whipkey, who has served as a Mobile police officer for two years, currently serves as an officer in the First Precinct and will be awarded the honor for his exceptional performance during the month of November.
The following incident is an example of the excellent performance for which Officer Whipkey is being awarded:
On November 14, 2013 at 8:15 a.m., a 73 year-old female victim was traveling in her vehicle on Washington Avenue when a subject approached her at a red light, forcibly pulled her from the vehicle and fled the scene. Officer Whipkey, upon hearing the call, cleared from a call for service and responded to likely avenues for the suspect to elude capture. Shortly, Officer Whipkey located the vehicle and, after a short vehicle and foot chase, the suspect was taken into custody.
Also, during the month of November, Officer Whipkey served the First Precinct as a field training officer, providing his trainee with first-class education of the correct and proper methods of policing.
During the month of November, Officer Whipkey serviced 90 calls, backed 42 calls, made two felony and 10 misdemeanor arrests.
Officer Whipkey’s initiative and enthusiasm in performing his duties show a proactive police style which is an asset to the Mobile Police Department. His success is the result of high-quality police work.
Ashley H. Rains
Public Information Office
Office: (251) 208-1918