DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) — We have a lot of heroes - living here in the heart of Virginia and ABC 13 is highlighting them!
On Tuesday, the Danville Police Department announced their April 2023 Officers of the Month.
According to the department, the officers are Officer Michael Matherly, Officer Corey Matherly, and Officer Nicholas Smithers.
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In April, these three officers heard shots fired in a complex they were patrolling. They entered the complex and immediately began canvassing the area, police said.
They quickly located evidence of a shooting and were subsequently directed to various areas within the complex where they located the victim. Despite not having a clear picture of what had led to the shooting which quickly turned into a homicide, they maintained the crime scene and radioed in additional police help and emergency services.
"These officers deserve recognition for their bravery and enthusiasm to protect the community," police said.