Three Hays Police officers, who are also members of the Special Situation Response Team, will be honored Friday by the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police.
Officers Brandon Hauptman and Chris Hancock, along with Investigator Aaron Larson, will be recognized with the organization’s Silver Award for their work in a stand-off last December 19 in south Hays.
Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler says a 53-year-old man was threatening a family member with a rifle. After nearly four hours, with a blizzard threatening, officers were forced to take the man into custody:
Chief Scheibler says the plan required the entire SSRT team to work together.