Officer of the Year 2019


Sergeant C. S. Sloan

Officers were dispatched on a report of a Shooting and an Active Shooter. It was reported that one victim had been shot and the suspect was in the possession of multiple firearms, waiting on police to arrive.

Sergeant C. S. Sloan, Corporal M. C. Holmes, Officer A. N. Norman, and Officer C. J. Faw, responded and encountered the suspect. Sergeant C. S. Sloan, seeing that the suspect was armed and placing himself directly in harm’s way, selflessly directed Officer A. N. Norman and Corporal M. C. Holmes behind cover and attempted verbal contact with the suspect. At that very moment the suspect began firing at the officers. Sergeant C. S. Sloan returned fire and was struck in the right leg. He was able to stay in the confrontation and pull himself behind another position of cover, while returning fire and protecting his officers. Seeing that Sergeant Sloan had been struck, Corporal M. C. Holmes and Officer A. E. Norman moved from their position of cover, placing themselves in imminent personal risk, to return fire and protect Sergeant C. S. Sloan.

The immediate action, bravery, and selflessness of Sergeant C. S. Sloan prevented any further loss of life or serious injury in this unfortunate incident. Sergeant C. S. Sloan knew the risk involved and performed in a manner that far and above exceeded Departmental Standards.

In recognition of his heroic action in the performance of his duties, Sergeant C. S. Sloan has been selected as the 2019 Officer of the Year