League City Police Department
OFFICERS RECOGNIZED FOR ACTS OF HEROISM
On June 6, 2022, officers responded to 308 East Walker to the Walker Manor Apartments in reference to the sound of gunfire.
Upon arrival on the scene, Officer Drew Duarte, Officer Dominic Takach, and Officer Jaycob Rivera began checking the interior perimeter of the apartment complex.
Sergeant Marcus Storey and Lieutenant Daniel Mercurio observed a male laying in the courtyard when a shot was fired from an apartment.
Without hesitation, Sergeant Storey and Lieutenant Mercurio began dragging the victim to safety while another shot was discharged in the apartment complex.
Officers Duarte, Takach, and Rivera positioned themselves in different locations surrounding the courtyard to provide cover for Lieutenant Mercurio and Sergeant Storey as they continued to move the victim to a safe area.
On this day, these officers clearly distinguished themselves with the display of heroic courage that was above and beyond the call of duty!
They risked their own lives to save the gunshot victim.
If not for the actions of this team of officers, there may have been many more people injured on that day.
They brought honor upon themselves in their commitment to serving the citizens of League City and in sustaining the values and mission of the League City Police Department.
Officer Drew Duarte, Officer Dominic Takach, and Officer Jaycob Rivera were awarded the Chief’s Coin of Excellence.
Sergeant Storey and Lieutenant Mercurio received the Meritorious Service Award.