Two Somerville Police Officers Presented “BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD”

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BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of December 2014 to:

Officer Douglas Brioso

Officer Douglas Brioso has been a member of the Somerville Police Department for the last eight years. During a rain nor’easter in December, there were numerous areas that experienced flooding throughout the city. One location in particular was the Medford Street underpass leading into Cambridge. This location experienced a flash flood and… depths of up to six feet were reported. A vehicle that had stalled at this location quickly became trapped with two occupants in a state of panic and calling for help. Although one occupant was able to get out of the vehicle and onto the roof, the other occupant, an elderly male, was trapped inside. At this time, Officer Brioso, along with Officer Randy Isaacs, went into the water to help the stranded passengers. Once the water level became so high that the trapped male was having trouble getting out, Officer Brioso, who was partially submerged, was able to free the male and get him safely above the waterline. Officer Brioso went above and beyond in order to save the life of the trapped passenger and his actions merit this recognition.
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David Fallon, Chief of Police

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AWARD is presented for outstanding dedication and effort for the month of November 2014

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Officer Joseph Teves

Officer Joseph Teves has been a member of the Somerville Police Department for the last three years. While assigned as a station officer, Officer Teves assisted the victim of a larceny who had come to the station to provide more information for a report that she had previously filed regarding her stolen iPad. Although the victim only provide…d minimal information about the suspect to Officer Teves, he spent a number of days working tirelessly to identify the suspect, and in the end was successful in completing his investigation. Once he identified the suspect, Officer Teves contacted Boston Police and a Detective was sent to the suspect’s house. Unfortunately, the iPad that was recovered from the suspect did not belong to the victim of the Somerville larceny. However, after connecting the iPad to a computer, Officer Teves was able to get the name of the owner of the recovered iPad. The recovered iPad was stolen from a Cambridge resident and Officer Teves is now working with the Cambridge Police to file additional charges. Officer Teves went above and beyond in his efforts to solve this case, and bring the perpetrator to justice.
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David Fallon, Chief of Police

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