On March 29, 2011, the Middletown Police Department was searching for a suspect who had repeatedly stabbed a woman in the parking lot of a local hotel.
Detective Walter C. Mey joined the hunt. Mey soon found the suspect sitting in the victim’s car at the parking lot. The detective chased him by car and on foot, and finally ran him down and took him into custody. For his participation in the quick capture of the suspect, the Detective will be honored this Saturday by the National Association of Police Organizations.
Since 1994, the NAPO has presented the TOP COPS Awards Ceremony in order to educate the American public about our nation’s heroes and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers in federal, state, county, and local agencies from across the country for actions above and beyond the call of duty during the preceding year. Officers from the top ten national cases have been selected as the 2012 TOP COPS. In each remaining state, one case has been selected for which the officer will receive an Honorable Mention award.
Detective Mey is unable to attend the ceremony in Washington D.C., but said he is grateful to receive this honor. Middletown Police Chief Anthony M. Pesare said he acknowledges the honor and courage of Detective Mey.