The Mobile Police Department has just announced its officer of the month for April of 2014.
Officer Joseph Law, III, who has served as a Mobile police officer for three years and currently serves as an officer in the First Precinct, will be awarded the honor for his exceptional performance over the past month during a ceremony on May 12.In a recent press release, MPD officials cited two instances of officer Law’s exemplary work both of which took place in the past few weeks.
On April 23, Law observed a vehicle and suspects matching the description of those wanted for a robbery earlier in the day. Those individuals were wanted for robbing a victim at knifepoint, and after approaching them, Law was able to take both suspects into custody. As a result, those individuals were charged with first degree robbery, and it turns out one of the them was found to have committed four additional robberies in April.
On April 27, 2015, Law arrived on the scene of a shooting that left 32-year-old Nikia Fair dead in her own vehicle. According to police, Law was instrumental in the initial investigation that determining who fired the fatal shot.
After securing the suspect, Michael Jackson, Law was able to determine the location of the previously hidden murder weapon resulting in a charge of murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle against Jackson.
The Mobile Police Department will present Law his award during an Officer of the Month Luncheon on Tuesday, May 12. The event begins at noon and will be hosted at at Azalea City Golf Course, located at 1000 Gaillard Drive as it is each month. The public and media are invited to the event, which is regularly sponsored by the Midtown Optimist Club.