The police officer who arrested the suspect in final 12 months’s Florida faculty bloodbath has been honored for bravery.
The Coconut Creek Police Division awarded Officer Michael Leonard with its Medal of Valor this week for arresting Nicholas Cruz, who’s charged with killing 17 individuals at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive College on Feb. 14.
Leonard had responded to the college, however after studying the suspect had fled, started patrolling close by neighborhoods. He noticed Cruz strolling a couple of mile from the college carrying a burgundy shirt and black pants, which the shooter had worn. Leonard pulled up, drew his handgun and ordered Cruz to the bottom.
The now 20-year-old suspect has pleaded not responsible, however his attorneys say he would plead responsible for a life sentence. Prosecutors are in search of the loss of life penalty.