Class C Award – For performing an outstanding service to the community and fellow man.

On November 25th, 2022 multiple units responded to Leawood Ave for an out of control male. The male party was in possession of a knife and at one point in time held it to his mother’s throat. The male party refused to come downstairs and was later barricaded in his room with the knife where Officers King, Corrigan, and Korpon repositioned themselves and made sure all other residents were safely escorted out. During this time, Officer Stebila established a rapport with the male and maintained conversation for approximately 2 hours. She was eventually able to de-escalate the situation and have the male party walk out to officers on scene and transported for further mental health evaluations. Officer Stebila is commended for her communication skills and for de-escalating a lethal situation to one in which no force was used at all.