7th District officer honored

Hero’s hon­or: Ofc. Tim Taylor (left) ac­cepts the Of­ficer of the Month award as Lt. Mike Root de­tails the ar­rest.

Phil­adelphia Po­lice Of­ficer Timothy Taylor has been named Of­ficer of the Month in the 7th dis­trict after his re­cent ar­rests of two men for as­sault and at­temp­ted rape.

The al­leged crimes oc­curred on Dec. 17 shortly after 2 p.m. on the 9900 block of Bustleton Ave. A wo­man called 911 to re­port that two men had made sexu­al ad­vances to­ward her, then pel­ted her with ice chunks after she re­buffed them.

With of­ficers at the scene, the vic­tim stated that she had been ap­proached by two men in the street. One of the men al­legedly offered to pay her $10 if she per­formed a sexu­al act. The wo­man re­fused and at­temp­ted to move away from the men, but the men con­tin­ued to har­ass her with lewd com­ments, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

Even­tu­ally, the men began throw­ing ice at the wo­man. One of the chunks struck her in the head and an­oth­er in the neck, knock­ing her to the ground. The men ran north­bound on Bustleton Av­en­ue.

Taylor was on patrol when he heard de­scrip­tions of the two as­sail­ants. He spot­ted two sus­pects on the street at Bustleton Av­en­ue and Red Li­on Road. Taylor de­tained the men, al­low­ing for an­oth­er of­ficer to trans­port the vic­tim to the in­ter­sec­tion. She iden­ti­fied the sus­pects as her at­tack­ers.

Both men were ar­res­ted on felony charges, in­clud­ing ag­grav­ated as­sault.

Mem­bers of the 7th Po­lice Dis­trict Ad­vis­ory Coun­cil honored Taylor as Of­ficer of the Month dur­ing the group’s monthly meet­ing on Jan. 16 at Randi’s res­taur­ant in Bustleton. ••

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