Officer Santos notices a vehicle driving with an obscured license plate. She conducts a traffic stop and notices both the driver and passenger are extremely nervous. While Officer Santos is speaking with her backup Officer, the passenger in the vehicle jumps out of the car and takes off running. A third backup Officer attempts to tackle the suspect but is unsuccessful. The Officers chase the suspect around the corner where he then throws out a gun and a bag of drugs. The suspect is apprehended after trying to hide in the bushes. Officer Santos recovers the loaded gun and bag of drugs which end up being positive for crack cocaine and heroin.
|Agency||Fort Myers Police Department|
|Station/Area Command||City of Fort Myers|
|From||Fort Myers, FL|
|Why Law Enforcement||I grew an interest in Law Enforcement when I was 22.|
|First Arrest||It was my first week on my own. Two intoxicated males tried to resist arrest, and I called for backup.|
|Best part of the job||Working alongside some great people as well as being a part of a solution to the crime in my city.|
|Hobbies||Spending time with family and doing home improvements.|