The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce has selected Police Officer II John Musser of the Roanoke County Police Department for the Officer of the Month award for August 2011.
In August of this year, POII Musser responded to a trespassing call in the area of Merriman Rd where subjects were riding dirt bikes. Musser had earlier been given information about some stolen motorcycles and knew that one of the suspects lived on Merriman Road.
Once at the scene, Officer Musser located the suspect and, after speaking with the suspect and his mother, Musser located a stolen motorcycle from Bedford County and as well as one stolen from Bent Mountain. Over the next several days, while working with Floyd County investigators, Musser was able to recover more stolen property. After conducting a thorough investigation, Musser was able to locate items from multiple burglaries that had occurred in Bedford, Floyd and Roanoke counties. Two subjects would eventually be charged with burglary and grand larceny.
Musser did an excellent job in recognizing that a simple trespassing call was about mush more. He further demonstrated keen investigative skills and determination to solve multiple burglaries in three jurisdictions.
Congratulations, Officer Musser, for a job well done.