This week, the Camden County Police Department proudly recognizes the poise and professionalism displayed by two officers faced with an extremely volatile situation – Officers Tyrone Brown and Jonathan Reveron.
Just before 2 a.m. on Oct. 7, Officer Brown responded to a call on the 600 block of Woodland Avenue about a possible overdose involving an irate male. When he arrived on the scene, Officer Brown immediately observed a man standing in the street and yelling, causing a disturbance. The man, who was experiencing a PCP overdose, quickly approached Officer Brown’s police vehicle, slammed his fists on the hood while yelling threats and then walked around to the driver’s side where he punched and shattered a rear window. Officer Brown exited his vehicle and began to verbally engage the man, while keeping a safe distance, to de-escalate the situation and get him to calm down. The man refused to comply with Officer Brown and instead continued to deliver verbal threats. Officer Reveron then arrived on the scene and when he tried to also engage the suspect and employ de-escalation techniques, he did not respond and instead tried to attack Officer Reveron. Officer Brown was then able to take the suspect to the ground where he was handcuffed and brought under control. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital for treatment and was arrested and charged.
“Officers Brown and Reveron did an excellent job in relying on their de-escalation training and resolving this situation without anyone getting hurt,” said Lieutenant Jason Pike.
For their outstanding work, we honor Officers Brown and Reveron as Camden County Police Department Officers of the Week.← Blue Knight – Tuesday, Oct. 30 Missing person – Jesenia Hernandez →