101 Precinct Cops Honored For Arrest Of Murder Suspect
By Miriam Rosenberg
Deputy Inspector Walter Salwoski described the circumstances leading up to the arrest before he presented the two officers with the awards.
After hearing a gunshot while on Beach 20th Street on September 1, Martinetion and Ruland took off on foot chasing a male suspect.
“These guys chased the guy with the gun and pursued him about two or three blocks,” explained Salowski, who said the cops got the suspect and a 40-caliber handgun off the streets with no struggle.
“They put themselves right in the face of danger, and they reacted accordingly,” continued Salowski. “They effectively arrested someone [who killed another person]. They did a truly great job.”