Tyler Reinhardt and Brian Forsythe were awarded the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Certificate of Appreciation this morning for their efforts on October 2nd, 2019. The two citizens observed a disturbance in the parking lot of a business on Union Avenue. A 911 call was made reporting a female chasing a male with a knife.
Before officers could arrive to the chaotic and dangerous scene, Reinhardt and Forsythe intervened. The two were able to wrestle the knife away from the female and safely detain her until police could arrive. Their efforts helped prevent grave harm to the other person in the disturbance and possibly to the female herself. For that intervention, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety wanted to acknowledge their contribution to keeping the situation safe.
Due to the potential for danger and injury, we do not recommend persons intervene in these type of situations. You should always make every effort to call 911 and allow trained personnel to respond.