Midvale Police Officer of the Month
On July 11, 2017 at Midvale City Council Meeting, Police Officer Bendixen was awarded Police Officer of the Month.
Officer Bendixen was dispatched on an attempted abduction detail. Upon arrival, Officer Bendixen met with the victim, a juvenile female, who informed him a male in a van had asked her to get inside. The girl said “no” and went home and told her father. After reviewing video surveillance from a nearby business and confirming the events reported, Officer Bendixen began driving through apartment complexes in the area and located the van despite its appearance having being altered.
Through his investigation, Officer Bendixen located an address for the suspect. Officer Bendixen made contact at the suspect apartment, and was met by a male who matched the description given by the young girl, although he had taken steps to alter his appearance by shaving off a beard. Officer Bendixen took the suspect into custody and transported him to jail. Through Officer Bendixen’s tenacious efforts and desire to locate this offender a potential child predator was identified and removed from the streets thereby protecting the children of our community.