Police Chief Issues Letters of Commendation

  • 2/21/2019


Awarded to Officer Jesse Schmillen and Officer Nate Hedrick for services set forth in the following Citation:

In recognition of professionalism, discretion and proper judgement displayed on January 26, 2019.  At approximately 1:27AM this date, in response to an emergency dispatch for assistance, Officers Schmillen and Hedrick responded to a report of a burglary in-progress in Williamsville. The terrified woman who called 911 told dispatchers a man she doesn’t know had broken a window and entered her residence. She had gathered her 12-year-old daughter and was hiding in a bedroom, holding the door shut as the man was attempting to open it. Both officers made an emergency response and a covert approach, arriving first on-scene. Upon arrival, they observed a broken window. Officers Schmillen and Hedrick used proper cover and concealment tactics and communicated effectively while conducting a room clearing search. Officers located the suspect matching the description provided by dispatchers in the kitchen area. They engaged him with verbal commands at gunpoint and Taser. The suspect was apprehended without incident and turned over to Sheriff’s deputies upon arrival. Their response to this critical incident demonstrated successful and professional completion of a police task. Officers Schmillen and Hedrick’s actions resulted in the quick apprehension of this criminal suspect which reflect great credit upon themselves and the community they serve. Presented at the February 19, 2019 Village Board of Trustees Meeting