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Four Clarksville Police Department Patrol Officers Recognized Today

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Today, July 8th, 2016, Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley recognized Officers Castin Lanham, Timothy Simulis, Zach Forfang, and David Moore for their exemplary actions concerning an armed suicidal male. Officers Zach Forfang and David Moore were not able to attend the meeting this morning when they were recognized.

On June 7th, 2016, a suicidal male called 911 and told the Dispatcher he was going to douse himself with gas and was armed with a knife and a gun.

CPD Officers Castin Lanham, Timothy Simulis, Zach Forfang, and David Moore were recognized for their exemplary actions concerning an armed suicidal male today.

CPD Officers Castin Lanham, Timothy Simulis, Zach Forfang, and David Moore were recognized for their exemplary actions concerning an armed suicidal male today.

The male stated he was going to set himself on fire, and if the police showed up he would shoot them or make them shoot him.

The Dispatcher then advised that the male left his home with a gas can and lighter and was approaching medics who were staged at Glenellen Elementary School. Officers Lanham, Simulis, and Forfang positioned their vehicles in a manner that prevented the male from passing them.

Without fear of personal harm, they immediately jumped from their vehicles and took the male to the ground. They made sure to knock down the Molotov cocktail he had burning in one hand; as he attempted to pour gas on his body from the gas can he had in the other hand.

 Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley recognized Officers Castin Lanham, Timothy Simulis, Zach Forfang, and David Moore for their exemplary actions concerning an armed suicidal male.

Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley recognized Officers Castin Lanham, Timothy Simulis, Zach Forfang, and David Moore for their exemplary actions concerning an armed suicidal male.

The Officers worked together first to remove the fire threat from his person and then distanced themselves from the fire as he attempted to fight them off. While three Officers dealt with the subject, Officer Moore removed the gas can from the area of the fire and then safely extinguished the burning Molotov cocktail.

Officers Lanham, Simulis, Forfang, and Moore prevented this subject from harming himself, and they were able to get him the assistance he needed without further injury. Their actions bring great credit upon themselves, District Two, the Clarksville Police Department, and the Clarksville Community.


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