The following information has been submitted from the Erie Alert Nomination Form:
Nominated Officer: Christopher Szoszorek
District: Erie City
Nominated By: email@example.com
Reason for Nomination: A woman with a pfa disappeared from shelter last Saturday. With a lack of English language proficiency and some cognitive issues, we worried what her abuser, Michael Holmes , might do if he was the cause of her disappearance. We were holding the victim's money as she was preparing to leave shelter and go into an apartment. She called to arrange to come and get her money. We called the police who prepared to pick up Holmes. The victim arrived with two "guards", women who were to make sure the victim was returned to Holmes with the money. The entire EPD team gets special credit. They were efficient and responsive. Officer Szoszorek got high praise from the SafeNet staff. He was respectful of the victim and very knowledgeable of the control tactics used by serially abusive men. The victim suffered a lot during her kidnapping--rape, strangulation, death threats and repeated beatings. She is back in shelter and we will continue to work for a safety plan for her.
Submitted from http://www.eriealert.com/officer-of-the-month/nominate/
on January 20th, 2012 at 4:36 pm