DC SAR 2019 Law Enforcement Commendation Award
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) invited DC SAR 2nd Vice President and Public Information Officer Bill Ritchie to the MPD 2019 Annual Awards Ceremony to recognize Third District Officer Jose Jimenez with the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal for his swift and courageous response to a violent assault in progress. The ceremony was held on March 19, 2019 at the ARC in SE Washington and moderated by NBC4 News Anchor Meagan Fitzgerald.
Briefly, on July 27, 2018, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Officer Jimenez, who was off-duty and with his wife in the 3600 block of 14th Street, NW, observed two subjects engaged in a violent struggle in the street. Despite being off-duty, in plain clothes, and with his family, Officer Jimenez confronted the two subjects and ordered the assailant to discontinue his assault. Upon confronting them, the victim fell to the ground bleeding while the assailant held a screwdriver, which he had just used to stab the victim multiple times.Officer Jimenez ordered the assailant to drop the screwdriver and detained him while calling 911 for on-duty assistance. The victim was transported to a hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. Officer Jimenez’s swift and courageous response resulted in the arrest of the suspect who was charged with Murder II while Armed.