B platoon is recognized for working together as a team. They are great
at pulling together and helping each other. The following are some
highlights from 2015:
In January, they were recognized for handling a call from Roanoke City
to help located their armed robbery suspect, as well as several breaking
and entering calls.
In February, they handled high call volume for our Western Virginia
Water Authority line during snow. During the storm, they maintained
In March, they sent rescue to a scene which quickly became a police
response when a bystander was assaulted and the suspect took off on
foot. With B platoon’s quick response, the suspect was apprehended.
In April, they handled a brush fire and SWAT activation during manual dispatch.
In May, they handled several hot calls, including assistance for a state
police vehicle pursuit and officer-involved shooting. They also had a
4-car accident with one vehicle overturned with entrapments. Roanoke
City relayed information regarding a possible abduction; B platoon
quickly aired the information and Vinton officers stopped the suspect
In July, they handled a working structure fire.
In August, when a caller stated that her father in law had committed
suicide, B platoon continued to display professionalism at its best.
Also, the Bridgewater shooting occurred and the COs had to make sure all
supervisors, the PIO and the schools were informed and updated.
In September, they received several calls on a disturbance resulting in
multiple gunshot wound victims. This call included detectives, Floyd
County and state police as well as Roanoke County police, fire, and
In October, they handled a malicious wounding, which evolved into a
vehicle pursuit. At that time, a report of a fight between an off duty
city officer and a suspect took place. They also handled a large number
of calls for 10 brush fires lining up the interstate that span for 5
In November, they received a call about a suspicious person near one of
our high schools, which required information updates relayed to school
resource officers, state police, Salem dispatch, Roanoke City dispatch,
and school administration.
In December, they overcame equipment failures, which occurred while
Roanoke City dispatch was conducting a simulated evacuation in the ECC.