HONORED FOR HIS PROFESSIONALISM UNDER DURESS – Lower Pottsgrove Police Department Sgt. Timothy Walters, above at left, received a commendation Monday (March 4, 2013) from Chief Michael Foltz, right, and the township Board of Commissioners for his “true professionalism and restraint in diffusing a volatile and potentially deadly situation” that occurred only eight days ago (Feb. 24; Sunday) in the 1900 block of East High Street. An armed man there was involved in what Foltz described as a “violent assault in progress” against two individuals, during which both were threatened with a handgun, one was pistol-whipped, and the second physically assaulted. Walters arrived on the scene within two minutes of a call about the incident, stealthily approached and surprised the alleged assailant, and ordered the man to give up his gun. He followed Walters’ instructions, allowing the sergeant to bring “the situation under control without further threat to life,” Foltz said. After handshakes from all commissioners, Walters joined his family, below, who attended the ceremony that preceded the board’s regular meeting in Sanatoga.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ March 4 meeting):