Making a Quick Impact - Our October Hero!
Renfroe Outdoor, in conjunction with the Savannah Police Department, is proud to announce our newest honoree in the Savannah Heroes program! Each month, we will highlight a member of the local police force on our extensive digital billboard network for their outstanding work in serving and improving our communities.
This month we are proud to spotlight Officer Martin Gurrola!
From the Savannah Police Department:
Officer Martin Gurrola joined the Savannah Police Department in December 2018 and is currently a patrol officer in Southside Precinct. Officer Gurrola is the type of officer who always goes above and beyond the call of duty and always has a positive attitude, according to his supervisors.
Just recently the officer was involved in two events that highlight the difference he made in the overall outcome of a call. In August officers received a call for a missing teen. She had been missing for more than 24 hours when the department received updated information that she had possible substance abuse problems and could be attempting to get to Florida. Soon after the update, Officer Gurrola, while doing pro-active patrols, spotted her walking alone on White Bluff Road. He stopped to speak with her and was able to return her safely to her family.
Also in August, Officer Gurrola was called to back up another officer on a DUI traffic stop. During the stop, the subject ran from the scene. Officer Gurrola ran after him and was able to catch up and tackle him. While officers attempted to take the suspect into custody, the suspect, who was a convicted felon, pulled out a firearm and then tossed it. Soon after, officers learned that the man had active warrants from the U.S. Marshals.
About the initiative:
Renfroe Outdoor is proud to partner with the Savannah Police Department in an initiative to honor our local heroes. Each month, this program will highlight an outstanding officer in our community chosen by the Savannah PD and recognize them across town with our digital billboard network.
It is of the opinion of the management of Renfroe Outdoor that most media outlets are too eager to cover the wrong stories relating to the police. While all public officials should be held accountable for their actions, there are far more positives that can be said about the local police than the negative. With this program, Renfroe Outdoor hopes to help foster a growing positive relationship between our citizens and the men and women who put themselves in danger to protect them each day.