Public Safety Employee of the Month
September 2020 - Officer Eric Tobey
Officer Eric Tobey
Due to your professionalism, courage, and calm under pressure, I want to thank and congratulate you on your selection as Novi's Public Safety Employee of the Month for September - 2020.
On the morning of August 27, 2020, you were dispatched to the 26000 block of Gornada to check on the welfare of an intoxicated resident. Upon your arrival, the subject inside fired a single round from a firearm in the direction of you and your partner. You remained calm and, with your partner, took cover and reassessed the response. Deploying your heavy vest and rifle, you took control of securing the scene until other officers arrived, making sure that the subject did not leave the residence and pose a greater risk to the general public.
As an operator on our Special Response Team, you transitioned seamlessly to that role and joined your team upon their arrival; remaining on scene for several hours beyond your regular shift. As a result of your quick actions and measured response, the situation was later resolved peacefully with no harm coming to the subject or any of the Public Safety personnel who responded.
Congratulations to you on being named as the September 2020 Public Safety Employee of the Month.
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