The Ezekiel W. Hodsdon Police Officer of the Year Award:
This award is presented to an officer who has gone above and beyond the expectations of his or her responsibilities. They have shown a commitment to supporting the community by having an excellent work ethic, great teamwork and most importantly handling both routine and crisis situations with great ability and professionalism.
Police Officer Pamela D. Wilson District C-11
On April 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM a radio call was broadcast for shots fired in the area of Wainwright Park, Dorchester a location of recent gang and drug activity. Witnesses provided a description of two suspects and their route of escape.
Police Officer Wilson responded and when in the vicinity of the Shawmut T Station observed 2 males matching the description inside the lobby. Police Officer Wilson begun to pat frisk one of them when she observed a firearm tucked in his waist area. Police Officer Wilson removed the firearm and continued to par frisk him when she then recovered a second firearm. Police Officer Wilson, with the 2 weapons secured, grabbed onto this suspect to prevent his escape and ordered the other male not to move. Due to high volume of radio traffic and stress of the situation, there was some confusion concerning the location of Police Officer Wilson and the two suspects. A District C-11 officer located Police Officer Wilson’s cruiser and relayed her exact location where officers responded to assist.