Officer of the Month May 2019

Officer Michelle Pratt

Salem (OR) Police Department

Officer Erin Bloch

Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Officer Michelle Pratt of the Salem (OR) Police Department, as the recipient of its Officer of the Month Award for May 2019.

Officer Michelle Pratt had just requested backup during a traffic stop when the suspect suddenly got out of his vehicle and shot her four times. The 7-year veteran of the Salem police force was shot in the leg, the arm, and the shoulder. A fourth bullet hit her bullet-resistant vest. Pratt applied a tourniquet to her leg while waiting for help to arrive. She was taken to the hospital where she was treated and later released. The suspect was arrested and charged with attempted aggravated murder along with several other charges.

Police Unity Tour

The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.