The Arlington Police Department Tactical Unit has been honored for a 2012 hostage rescue during which an officer was critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head.
At the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Conference in Kansas City, the Arlington Tactical Unit was awarded the NTOA Unit Citation for Valor, according to a news release from APD.
"Arlington Police Tactical Unit responded to a critical incident call to assist a neighboring law enforcement agency attempting to arrest a man wanted for aggravated robbery.
The man threatened to kill a woman he had kidnapped if the men entered the apartment bedroom where he was barricaded. Members of the Arlington Police Tactical Unit heard gunshots and screams inside the bedroom.
"Fearing for the safety of the woman, the team prepared to enter."
-- Bill Miller