Updated: 11/02/2013 10:50 PM |
Created: 11/02/2013 10:35 PM
By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News 4 and KOB.com Staff
KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned the identity of the unnamed hero, known as Sergeant 23, from last Saturday’s police shootout.
According to police logs, Sgt. 23 revived Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins.
On Saturday, Police released Sgt. 23’s identity as Albuquerque Police Sergeant Shawn Lockey.
KOB told viewers on Wednesday about the man only know as S-23 in police logs.
Reports show he warned police not to approach Christopher Chase, which just about a minute later proved to be life-saving advice.
Chase’s gunfire did not hit any officers in that first spray.
Logs also show Lockey requested officers with heavy duty firearms—all while taking into account the public’s safety.
“Sergeant Lockey did a fantastic job advising not to pit the vehicle because of the danger of Chase and also because of the pedestrians at that location,” said Interim Albuquerque Police Chief Allen Banks.
Many pedestrians were around the area because of an art festival on Rio Grande.
As the chase continued, Lockey followed closely behind Christopher Chase.
They passed by Deputy Hopkins’ car and Lockey noticed her car starting to drift out of her lane.
“Shawn Lockey realizes something is wrong with Deputy Hopkins,” Banks said.
Banks says Lockey immediately pulled an unconscious Hopkins out of her patrol car and started CPR to revive her.
“Shawn Lockey did a tremendous job in this incident. He did what I expect of every supervisor,” Banks said. “He took control of this incident. He advised for extra resources, he told people what they can and can't do because of the safety of the citizens and the safety of the officers and he was the first one to reach Deputy Hopkins.
Both Officer Eric Martinez and Sgt. Shawn Lockey, who were involved in Saturday’s attack, were previously awarded the Outstanding Service Medal for another incident.