I am pleased to acknowledge the selection of DEPUTY SHERIFF RONALD STOKES as Employee of the Month for April 2017.
On March 20, 2017, Deputy Stokes was assigned to the PFA Department of the Family Court Division. While reviewing the daily list of individuals seeking protection from abuse orders, Deputy Stokes identified one of the names, Corey Lee, and recalled Crafton police were seeking assistance in determining the individual’s whereabouts. Lee was wanted for the aggravated assault of his child’s mother, who is a resident of Crafton Borough. The Crafton police communicated this information though the Southwestern Pennsylvania Intelligence Network (SPIN), which Deputy Stokes accessed days earlier.
Deputy Stokes subsequently performed a warrant check and confirmed Lee was additionally sought on an Allegheny County criminal bench warrant. Shortly thereafter, Lee arrived and registered at the department’s waiting area. Deputy Stokes observed a number of older adults and children in the vicinity, prompting him to have a court employee summon the suspect into the PFA offices to prevent a possible escape attempt. Lee was immediately taken into custody by Deputy Stokes without incident.
For his efforts obtaining intelligence leading to the arrest of a dangerous warrant suspect and for his measures to protect the citizens present during Lee’s apprehension in the Family Law Facility, Deputy Stokes will be granted on full day off work, as long as no overtime is incurred. Please join me in congratulating Deputy Stokes on a job well done.