Regions Bank recognizes officer for actions during robbery

Regions Bank recognizes officer for actions during robbery

ClarksvilleNow.com Reporting

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – CPD Field Training Officer Bradley Holder was recently presented with an award from the staff at Regions Bank on Riverside Drive in appreciation for apprehending the suspect who attempted to rob their branch on June 20.

“Officer Holder’s actions in the immediate wake of a violent robbery were remarkable, said Richard Glasgow, Regions Corporate Security. “Thanks to his bravery and professionalism in a very dangerous situation, the suspect was quickly apprehended without harm to any of our branch associates or customers. We’re extremely proud to present Officer Holder with the Corporate Security Director’s Award, in recognition of his commendable actions.”

On the day of the robbery, FTO Holder ran behind the neighboring Big Lots store to pursue the suspect, who had robbed the bank at gunpoint. The suspect ran in FTO Holder’s direction and Holder yelled for the suspect to surrender. The suspect swung his arm out with a gun in his hand. Holder immediately recognized the threat and engaged the suspect, who then tossed his weapon. Holder then commanded the suspect to comply and surrender, getting him in custody without any further incident. The suspect then gave a verbal confession.