Officer of the Month

Detective Cossack has been selected as the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Month award for December 2019.

Officer’s Story

On November 17, the GRADE Unit assumed the investigation of an armed robbery that had just occurred in the parking garage of the train station. Detective Cossack was assigned as the case agent. The victims were able to identify the suspects. Detective Cossack confirmed the suspects identified were known local gang members.

Over the next five days, he developed several operations and organized undercover surveillances on each of them. He authored three search warrants and met with Irvine/Tustin SWAT to develop a tactical operation plan to take them into custody. The search warrants were executed simultaneously.

Two of the three suspects were arrested. The third suspect was not home at the time of the warrant service. Detective Cossack developed information on the third suspect’s location. He deployed the Special Response Team, and they took him into custody.

Detective Cossack continues to analyze the evidence, and is overseeing the compilation of the gang backgrounds on the suspects.

For Detective Cossack’s commitment to the mission of the Tustin Police Department and relentless drive to arrest those engaging in criminal activity in the City of Tustin, he has been selected as the recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Month award for December 2019. Congratulations Detective Cossack.