Corporal Justin Laing spots a stolen car listed on the department’s hot sheet. After a dangerous pursuit through a neighborhood, the driver crashes into a parked truck and flees from the vehicle. Corporal Laing gives chase and begins hopping fences, giving directional updates as he goes. Officer Willie Bermudez responds to the pursuit and arrives as several units chase the suspect into a backyard. The suspect makes it over one more fence and is taken into custody. The injured and winded suspect explains to Bermudez that he got the car from his friend, but can’t remember his full name. He claims he didn’t stop because he was trying to get home to his kid and wanted to “avoid all of this”. Bermudez explains the charges to the suspect and suggests this might be a moment to change the path of the young man’s life.
|Agency||Fontana Police Department|
|From||Long Beach, CA|
|Why Law Enforcement?||Family was involved in Law Enforcement and it always appealed to me.|
|What was your first arrest?||My first arrest was a trash digger who had a warrant out for his arrest. I remember being excited I located a person with a warrant all on my own.|
|What is the best part about your job?||I love not being trapped in an office all day. I love that each day is never like the previous one. I love the cat and mouse game between us and the criminals.|
|Hobbies||I love to play ice hockey and attend games.|
|Favorite Quote||“I have a front row seat to the greatest show on earth”|