New Hope Officers, Sergeant Receive Commendation

New Hope Officers, Sergeant Receive Commendation
Posted on 12/14/2021
On Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, New Hope Police Officers Rajaneé Michael and Daniel Fitzmaurice and Sergeant Mike TenEyck received the Crystal Police Department Chief's Award of Commendation. The awards, presented by Crystal Police Chief Stephanie Revering at the New Hope City Council meeting, recognized their actions in response to a 911 hang-up call on Sept. 20, 2021, in Crystal.

Per the commendation:
The Crystal Police Department Chief's Award of Commendation is presented to "an individual who has gone above and beyond to assist the Department or the Community" and is proudly being presented to New Hope Police Officers Rajaneé Michael and Daniel Fitzmaurice and Sergeant Michael TenEyck with great appreciation and gratitude for their brave and decisive work and life-saving measures on this call. In very large part because of their quick actions, training, and calmness during a very chaotic scene, at least two lives were saved and a violent assailant was arrested without incident and subsequently charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

Officer Michael joined the New Hope Police Department in early 2021, and Officer Fitzmaurice has worked for the department since 2017. Sergeant TenEyck joined the department in 2008 and was promoted to Sergeant in 2020.