The Fourth District Deputy of the Month is Deputy Justin Brister. Also honored for his actions last month, Deputy Brister again turned in a stellar performance. From apprehending an armed robbery suspect while off duty and on his way home, to taking extra care when handling his calls, he remains dedicated to helping keep our streets safe.
On one occasion, while driving home after completing his scheduled tour of duty, Deputy Brister observed what he thought was a vehicle being sought in a series of armed robberies. It was, and he was able to apprehend the driver. The driver was later identified as being responsible for a number of armed robberies, and may have eluded identification without Deputy Brister's apprehending him.
A different day found Deputy Brister approaching a suspicious person after a concerned citizen called. The individual dropped several items that were in his hands upon Deputy Brister's approach, including some jewelry. Rather than just collect the discarded property, Deputy Brister had the good sense to photograph it and document its appearance well as he believed it to be stolen. Hours later, when a burglary was reported in the same area, Deputy Brister was able to confirm with the victim that the jewelry recovered earlier that day was stolen in that incident. His quick thinking likely solved that Burglary case before it even began.
Deputy Brister is an excellent example of the commitment our deputies make to the community everyday. On or off duty, he is always ready to do what is necessary. Please join us in thanking him for his service, and also offering him congratulations as he was very recently transferred to our Narcotics Division.
Lieutenant Jason Rivarde
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