NORRISTOWN PA – Lower Pottsgrove Police Sgt. Timothy Walters is scheduled to be honored today (Wednesday, May 28, 2014) by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, and presented with a meritorious service award from her office, for his actions in subduing an armed suspect in February 2013 on East High Street, township Chief Michael Foltz has announced.
Foltz told members of the Board of Commissioners about the forthcoming honor during their Thursday (May 22) meeting. He invited them to attend the award ceremony set for between 11 a.m. and noon in Courtroom B of the county courthouse in Norristown.
“It’s pretty humbling,” Walters said of the honor before Foltz issued the news. “Like everyone else here (in the police department), I was doing my job.”
The township itself commemorated Walters in March 2013 for his “true professionalism and restraint in diffusing a volatile and potentially deadly situation” that occurred Feb. 24, 2013, in the 1900 block of East High. Walters arrived at a scene in which two individuals were threatened by a third with a handgun, surprised the assailant, and ordered the man to give up his gun. He did as he as told, and Walters brought the situation under control.
Foltz told board members he was pleased to have officers of Walters’ caliber in the department.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ May 22 meeting):