Trophy Club, TX (November 4, 2022) – During the Trophy Club Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 25th, Chief of Police Patrick Arata awarded several team members from the Trophy Club Police Department. We are so fortunate to have such a great police team in place protecting Trophy Club.
Police Officer Joshua Hernandez received the Life Saving award.
On August 15, 2021, Officer Hernandez responded to an unconscious female who was not breathing and in cardiac arrest. Upon entering the residence, he observed an adult female on the bedroom floor with an adult male trying to wake her. The man claimed the woman swallowed tape and lost her conscience. After verifying that the woman had no pulse, Officer Hernandez initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) but quickly moved her into the recovery position to facilitate aspiration drainage. Upon reassessing her condition, officers administered two doses of Narcan with no visible effect. Officers resumed CPR for several more minutes until Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived and applied an Automated Chest Compression (ACC) device. The EMT subsequently transported the woman to the hospital, where she made a full recovery. While maintaining his composure in a high-stress situation, Officer Hernandez assessed the victim’s physical condition and took the appropriate immediate actions to clear her airway and maintain circulation which prevented devastating physical consequences or death.
Police Officer Roseann Sears received the Medal of Valor award.
On May 29, 2022, at 2134 hours, Officer Sears and her partner were dispatched to a domestic disturbance and stabbing. Upon their arrival, officers found a breached front door, and they immediately encountered an elderly man with stab wounds. Within seconds, a woman screamed on the second floor; the officers rushed upstairs and were faced with multiple hallways lined with closed doors. Adhering to their tactical training, Officers effected the surrender and arrest of a suspect and located another victim with multiple stab wounds. While her partner secured the residence, Officer Sears provided critical emergency care and comfort to the victim. Despite the clear and present danger to their personal safety, the Officers entered a volatile, active crime scene and neutralized a dangerous situation within seconds. Because of their valiant actions, a ruthless attacker was arrested, and two critically wounded victims were rescued.
Police Sergeant Barry Sullivan received the Medal of Valor award.
On May 29, 2022, at 2134 hours, Sergeant Sullivan and his partner were dispatched to a domestic disturbance and stabbing. Upon their arrival, Officers found a breached front door, and they immediately encountered an elderly man with stab wounds. Within seconds a woman screamed on the second floor; the Officers rushed upstairs and were faced with multiple hallways lined with closed doors. Adhering to their tactical training, Officers effected the surrender and arrest of the suspect and located another victim with multiple stab wounds. Sergeant Sullivan secured the scene and rescued three more persons while his partner provided emergency aid to the victim. Despite the clear and present danger to their personal safety, the Officers entered a volatile, active crime scene and neutralized a dangerous situation within seconds. Because of their valiant actions, a ruthless attacker was arrested, and two critically wounded victims were rescued.
Police Sergeant Barry Sullivan received the Meritorious Conduct award.
On January 15, 2022, Sergeant Sullivan was deployed to the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, in an active hostage situation. The lone armed gunman held the Rabbi and three cantors inside with Temple under threat of death. As the Regional SWAT Negotiator, Sergeant Sullivan coordinated the flow of information between SWAT operators and the various responding law enforcement agencies. In coordination with the FBI Negotiator, he offered valued assistance as the Coach and kept the FBI Negotiator informed of all police movements and incident developments, and he coordinated with the FBI Hostage Rescue Team. He identified aggravating trigger words and offered alternative verbiage the Negotiator used to gain the suspect's trust and confidence, reducing the potential for violence. He assisted with facilitating the suspect's movements to gain the optimum vantage for deployed sniper teams. He offered counsel to the HRT Leader at the opportune time to facilitate operational deployment. Sergeant Sullivan's negotiation and tactical skills were crucial in the saving of four innocent lives.
Police Sergeant Barry Sullivan received the Supervisor of the Year award.
During the fiscal year 2022, Sergeant Sullivan maintained professionalism and strictly adhered to the department’s Standards of Conduct. He both supervised and conducted a wide variety of enforcement actions ensuring each was administered without bias or favoritism. Sergeant Sullivan consistently rose to every challenge and performed his duties in an outstanding manner. His exceptional service included valor in the face of the clear and present danger and a successful hostage negotiation resulting in the rescue of four hostages from an armed terrorist. Regardless of the day or hour, he responded to numerous canine deployments, including multiple demonstrations at public events in which he always represented the department in a positive light. Sergeant Sullivan displayed loyalty to his team, to the department, and to the community he so honorably served.
Congratulations to these exceptional Trophy Club Police Department team members. We are grateful for their dedication and commitment to our community and beyond. The Trophy Club community is a safer and better place because of them. Thank you!