During Wednesday night’s Board Meeting, Firestone Police Officers, Aaron Androuladakis and Devon Torres were presented with the STAR Award for Outstanding Achievement.
During the early morning of February 21st, while out patrolling, Officer Androulidakis smelled a strong odor of smoke. After calling in his concern, he drove around looking for a source thinking it might be a fireplace or fire pit dying out. It turned out to be neither of those, but a house emanating smoke from its roof. Officer Torres joined Officer Androulidakis. Together they attempted to notify the homeowner. After receiving no response they went around back and observed a significant amount of smoke through the home’s sliding glass doors. When the fire department arrived they were able to assess and extinguish the fire and determine that no one was inside the home. Because of the actions of these officers the home was saved.
Additionally, Officer Androulidakis was recently commended by a resident after he assisted a woman walking her elderly dog at 2:30 in the morning. The woman expressed concerns about her dog’s condition. After hearing her concerns, Officer Androulidakis parked his car and walked with her until they reached her home. His kindness and compassion were clearly felt by this resident.