Awards Presented to Penn College Police Officers
Penn College Police Officer William T. Chubb, who was shot and wounded in the line of duty in April, was presented with two awardsThursday at the Board of Directors' meeting by Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, president of the College.
Chubb, who has recovered from an abdominal wound andreturned tofull duty, received the Outstanding Commendation Award and the Law Enforcement Purple Heart from the American Police Hall of Fame, Miami, Fla.
In presenting the awards to Chubb, Dr. Gilmour said he is "tenacious, committed, tough, and yet soft when necessary."
"It did not surprise me, and it should not surprise you, that he continued to be a valuable member of the department even after he was shot," she said. "Bill aided the apprehension he radioed information that was vital and clutched the shooter's ID in his hand until he could hand it to the chief in the emergency room."
Also presented with an award by Dr. Gilmour was Sgt. David L. Mauck, who received a Commendation Award from the College for performance above and beyond his normal duties on the night of the shooting.
"The first officer responding to his fellow officer was Sgt. Dave Mauck," she said. "He rendered medical treatment to his fellow officer and then dedicated his efforts to establishing the crime scene."
Dr. Gilmour also praised Penn College Police Chief Chris Miller for his work that night, calling him a "true leader."
Introducing the entire Penn College Policeforce to the Board, she said: "These officers make a difference in the lives of our students and across our community. I am most grateful for their time and talents."
Chubb, who has been with Penn College Police since 1997, was shot and wounded while responding to an incident in the 1000 block of Vine Avenue, just off the main campus, around 12:15 a.m. on April 27.He underwent surgery forthe gunshot wound to the abdomen. Another bullet struck his heavy-leather utility belt, becoming lodged in the belt.
The man charged in connection with the shooting, Robert Eugene Johnson III, 19, was taken into custody later that morning after an intensive search by personnel from numerous area law-enforcement agencies. Johnson, who was not a Penn College student, faces a variety of charges, including attempted homicide and aggravated assault.