of the Month :: 2007
28th, 2007 by Cpl
South Bend Police Department recognizes employees monthly for outstanding service
or duty. The purpose of the Employee of the Month Award is to recognize officers
or civilian employees on our department who have demonstrated actions that are
noted by supervisors, or citizens from both a professional law enfocement position,
and in support of our community policing efforts with our city citizens.
will present this as a monthly feature as awards are noted and commended.
Keenan Lane patrolling the neighborhood.
2007:: SBPD Corporal Keenan Lane
Cpl. Keenan Lane was commended with
an “Exemplary Service Award” for exceptional investigative work in uncovering
a possible pedophile in seen in the area of Muessel School on 9-11-07. Cpl. Lane
could have just taken the information, and after running the license plate of
the vehicle/ person in question, could have stopped the investigation. However,
acting in his diligent manner, Cpl. Lane went further to search the suspect through
the department’s Records Division.
He discovered the suspect was indeed
a past sex offender, having attacked a seven-year-old female in 1990. Yet because
of the laws at that time, he was not still listed as a registered sex offender.
Armed with this updated information, the Uniform Patrol Division is currently
seeking the suspect for further surveillance or questioning.
state Cpl. Lane’s initiative illustrates his work ethic, and in this case “he
possibly saved another child from becoming a victim of a horrendous act.”