Congratulations to the Department’s Communications Officer of the Month for January: LeiMeredith Moore-Byers!
CO Moore-Byers may be new to the Department, but her skills are top notch! A great example of that occurred on Jan. 2 when she was assigned to Police Channel 4 and an officer advised he had two vehicles chasing and shooting at each other.
CO Moore-Byers toned the shooting and requested EMS as the officer reported that one car had crashed and at least one person had been shot. Despite the chaotic scene, CO Moore-Byers remained calm while providing further support for responding units. She held the air, obtained a K-9 Unit and notified Henrico Police.
But the incident wasn’t over yet! Officers then reported a second shooting victim and another unit spotted the suspect vehicle. Despite the multitude of units talking; the outside agencies responding; and all that was going on, CO Moore-Byers kept everyone informed and safe.
As a direct result of her performance during this high-impact incident, a perimeter was set up, three arrests were made and no officers were injured. This is just one of the many examples of CO Moore-Byers great work at DEC!
Thank you and congratulations to our Communications Officer of the Month—LeiMeredith Moore-Byers!