FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2015
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IACP and Motorola Solutions Name
Corporal Lloyd McCann as Trooper of the Year
Alexandria, VA – On March 27, 2015, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Motorola Solutions named Corporal Lloyd McCann from the Delaware State Police as the IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year. Corporal Lloyd McCann was chosen from four finalists among state and provincial agencies of the United States and Canada for this honor.
"The IACP is pleased to honor those law enforcement officers who work hard to protect and serve their communities and risk their lives each day," said Chief Richard Beary, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida and IACP President. "I congratulate Corporal Lloyd McCann for his heroic actions and appreciate the sacrifices he and the other finalists have made to ensure the safety of their communities. The selfless courage, commitment, and professionalism displayed by Corporal McCann and the other finalists are exceptional examples of the heroism displayed by law enforcement officers across the globe."
“Motorola Solutions is proud to partner with the International Association of Chiefs of Police to honor the selfless work being done in police agencies every day around the world,” said Jack Molloy, senior vice president, North America Market, Motorola Solutions. “Men and women in state and provincial police agencies know the situations they face can change in an instant, yet they continue to put their lives on the line to help keep their communities safe. Motorola Solutions humbly recognizes the brave efforts by Corporal McCann and the sacrifices made by all of law enforcement.”
Corporal Lloyd McCann began his shift conducting a vehicle stop, unaware that the driver was a suspect from an early morning domestic violence incident. A routine check of the registration plate on the vehicle revealed the suspect was wanted for multiple domestic violence related charges. A vehicle pursuit ensued after the suspect’s vehicle failed to stop on command. Corporal McCann did not know the suspect was heading to the residence of the victim of the previous domestic violence.
Upon entering the apartment complex where the victim resided, the suspect abruptly stopped his vehicle yards from the victim’s residence. The suspect immediately exited his vehicle and began firing multiple rounds at Corporal McCann. Two rounds struck Corporal McCann, one in his shooting hand and one in his face/cheek area before he was able to return fire, striking and fatally wounding the suspect. Corporal McCann's actions were extraordinarily courageous and saved the life of the victim.
The other IACP/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year finalists were Senior Trooper Ryan Winters, Indiana State Police; Trooper Leopoldo Sanchez, Texas Department of Public Safety;
and Trooper Shane Gosnell, Colorado State Patrol. Their stories can be found on the IACP website at: http://www.theiacp.org/Portals/0/pdfs/TOY2014.pdf.
About the International Association of Chiefs of Police
The International Association of Chiefs of Police is the world’s largest association of law enforcement executives. With over 23,000 members in more than 98 countries, the IACP serves as the professional voice of law enforcement. Building on their past success, the IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement through advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services. IACP is a comprehensive professional organization that supports the law enforcement leaders of today and develops the leaders of tomorrow.
About Motorola Solutions
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