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Police Week 2012: Officer Works Past Injury to Calm Suspect

The Purple Valor is one of the highest honors bestowed on a police officer. Here is the story behind the Purple Valor that will be presented to Police Officer Bradley M. Tremblay and the Meritorious Service Award presented to his partner, Police Officer Moua S. Vang, both from District 4. The officers will receive their honors at tonight’s Milwaukee Police Merit Awards Ceremony.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 11, 2011, Police Officers Bradley M. Tremblay and Moua Vang were dispatched to a battery-domestic violence complaint on North 104th Street. The caller indicated that her son had repeatedly struck her in the face. When the officers entered the apartment, the suspect emerged from a room. He refused to obey the officers’ lawful orders and began to struggle.

As Officer Vang was attempting to handcuff him, the suspect used his full body force to ram Officer Tremblay against the wall, fracturing his clavicle. Fearing even further injury, Officer Tremblay signaled to Officer Vang that he was injured, but still continued to calmly speak to the suspect urging him to surrender. Officer Vang then took control, using his training to safely take the suspect into custody.

These officers ran toward danger when others may have fled. We are proud to call them Milwaukee Police Officers.

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