Officers Derrick Dottin, Alex Capobianco, & Steven St. Hilaire
Somerville (MA) Police Department
Washington, DC—The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has named Troopers Zachary Borchardt and Nate Walton, of the Minnesota State Patrol, as the recipients of its Officer of the Month Award for April 2018.
In the evening of March 3, 2016, the Minnesota State Patrol received a call from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend was upset, likely impaired and threatening to commit suicide on I-90, which runs through the southern part of the state. After receiving a description of the man’s vehicle, Trooper Nate Walton located the subject and attempted to pull the car over. Instead, the driver drove off at a high speed. Trooper Zachary Borchardt was heading eastbound when he came upon the situation and turned around to assist.
Located in the nation’s capital, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the service and sacrifice of America’s law enforcement officers. The Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Award Program began in 1996 and recognizes federal, state, and local officers who distinguish themselves through exemplary law enforcement service and devotion to duty.
Troopers Borchardt and Walton, along with the other Officer of the Month Award recipients for 2018, will be honored at a special awards ceremony in Washington, DC, in 2019.
The Police Unity Tour is the official sponsor of the Memorial Fund’s Officer of the Month Program.