Like you see on TV from Columbo to Elementary, Officer Chis Furlong, was able to put his skills, training, and power of observation to good use in turning a routine traffic stop into an arrest.
A more dramatic incident, widely reported in local newspapers occurred in Bloomfield Township. According to the newspaper accounts at approximately 10:45 pm a woman leaving a store at Long Lake and Telegraph en route to her car in the parking lot was pushed from behind to the ground by two assailants who then with her purse ,fled in a vehicle.That vehicle would be stopped by officer Rick Matott. He had been monitoring Township radio calls and using his powers of observation was able to put the pieces together and make an arrest of the alleged perpetrators.
" It was your guy that did that (made the arrest) ", Township Police Chief Geof Gaudard respectfully told Chief Hendrickson when they met at a meeting.
If the name is Mattot is familiar it is because Mattot's father, Chief Rick Mattot just retired after 31 years of service to City of Bloomfield Hills. In a career than went from 1982 to 2013, Chief Mattot rose from an entry level dispatcher to Chief in 13 years . He also helped the City in a pinch by serving a number of years as both City Public Safety Director and City Manager.