Published July 28, 2017
We recognize the great work that the employees of the University at Buffalo Police Department have performed during the second quarter of 2017.
On June 21, 2017 UPD received multiple calls regarding an 86-year-old UB Professor who had fallen by his car on campus and was unresponsive. Officer Palmer was first on scene and requested an ambulance while Lt. Urbanek did an initial assessment noting it appeared to be a cardiac event. Lt. Marciszewski attached the AED. Officers continued administering CPR for several minutes until assisted by the responding ambulance crew. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts the individual later passed away at the hospital. After the family was notified, officers were able to assist the family in taking possession of the vehicle and his personal effects.
For their efforts and compassion for a member of our campus community, Lieutenants Urbanek and Marciszewski are being recognized as our employees of the quarter and Officer Richard Palmer is receiving Honorable Mention for his assistance in the incident.
On the afternoon of June 2, 2017 Police Officers Kopacz and Rossi responded to a report of a larceny in progress on the grounds of the South Campus BEB complex. Upon receiving updated information from the witness on the suspect’s description, the two officers began an immediate search of the area for the suspect. Officers located the suspect matching the description at the University Bus Station attempting to board an NFTA bus in an effort to elude apprehension. Officers also found the suspect in possession of burglary tools. Officers confirmed the lock was cut and the lieutenant on duty transported the witness to the suspect’s location for a show-up where a positive ID was confirmed.
The quick actions and investigative work by these officers led to the suspect’s arrest. No doubt their excellent work will reduce the amount of future larcenies on and off University at Buffalo property.
It is my distinct pleasure to recognize Officers Ted Kopacz and Lou Rossi for their quick action and dedication to the safety of the campus community.
For his assistance in the above-described incident on June 21, 2017, Officer Richard Palmer receives Honorable Mention.