Officer Strika attempts to stop a suspicious person on a bike. The suspect flees on bike, and Officer Strika chases on foot. After a long chase, Officer Strika catches suspect in a nearby apartment building; suspect confesses to the crime.
|Agency||Stockton Police Department|
|From||Queens NY/ grew up in northern California|
|Why Law Enforcement||I missed the camaraderie and brotherhood feeling I had in the Marine Corps. I knew law enforcement would be similar. I took criminal justice classes and applied at Stockton Police Department.|
|First Arrest||A very simple warrant arrest. Records told me over the radio that the subject had a warrant. I was very excited; I think my hands were shaking a little when I handcuffed him.|
|Best part of the job||My assignment allows me to travel all over the city focusing on high crime areas. I love having the freedom and discretion to roam the city and arrest the more violent criminals. I’m also on SWAT which allows for a lot of excitement and teamwork.|
|Hobbies||Everything with my wife and four boys. We enjoy the lake and camping at the ocean in the summer and spring. Recently I tried golf and hope to play more of it. Personally my hobby is weight training and exercise.|
|Favorite Quote||Suspects when they say ” I was just walking along and minding my business when……”. That’s how many of their statements start.|