SAVANNAH, GA (July 23, 2012) A Southside detective has been selected the precinct’s first Outstanding Officer of the Quarter by a ballot of his superiors and peers.
Detective Christopher Ross was selected for the honor for the second quarter (April-June) after nomination by his sergeant and voting by all members of the precinct.
Ross, 39, is married with six children. He joined the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in 2009 after serving as a law enforcement officer in North Carolina since 1997. He was singled out for the honor particularly for his work on two long-term burglary investigations.
One investigation involving several residential burglaries in the Davidson Avenue area led to arrests of three men and two juveniles.
He also led the effort in a six-month investigation of commercial burglaries in the Commercial Drive-Waters Avenue-Abercorn Street corridors that led to charges against a 14-year-old for three burglaries and five thefts-by-receiving cases.
The investigations led to the recovery of two stolen firearms, several game consoles and a pellet gun modified to resemble an AK-47 rifle, as well as other stolen items. It also shut down a ring that was selling stolen items using social networking sites.
Capt. Carl Ramey, commander of the Southside Precinct, initiated the precinct award after taking command of the Southside Precinct earlier this year.
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