Renfroe Honors Local Heroes
Updated: Dec 2, 2019
Renfroe Outdoor is proud to partner with the Savannah Police Department in a new 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 extensive 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.
This month we are proud to spotlight Advanced Police Officer Scott Gashi!
From the Savannah Police Department:
On June 28, APO Scott Gashi responded to the 1900 block of Causton Bluff Road for a robbery that just occurred. The victim told him that he had been robbed at gunpoint by an unknown black male in a newer model Toyota Camry on Pennsylvania Avenue. The suspect took the victim’s cell phone and wallet and fled the scene prior to officer arrival.
Gashi used his own cell phone to help the victim track the stolen phone through a tracking app. This resulted in a the officer being able to track the suspect down to a gas station near Oglethorpe Mall. Other officers became involved in the search for the suspect’s Toyota Camry. Officers were able to locate the vehicle and get a tag number, but the vehicle fled the scene before officers could detain the suspect. Armed with this information, detectives were able to investigate the case, resulting in the arrest of two suspects for this and other similar armed robberies and seized three firearms.
It is due to Gashi’s persistence and dedication that officers were able to gather pertinent information that led to the arrest of violent offenders and resulted in taking several firearms off the streets of Savannah. Gashi has been with the department since 2015 and is currently assigned to the Eastside Precinct of the Savannah Police Department.