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Officer Recognized for Disarming Gunman

(La Porte, IN) - A La Porte City Police officer has been recognized for bringing a very dangerous situation involving a loaded gun to a safe end.  Patrolman Brandon Wilkerson has been given a Medal of Distinguished Service. 


In April, police were responded to domestic disturbance at a home.  At some point, a man walked out of the front door pointing a loaded rifle at officers, said La Porte City Councilman Tim Franke.


Franke commended Officer Wilkerson for his actions during last night’s La Porte City Council meeting.  “He was able to disarm him peacefully. A job well done,” he said.


The La Porte Police Merit Commission presented Wilkerson with the award earlier this month.  Franke is a city council liaison to the commission.

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