Battle Ground officer receives highest award for role in standoff

first_img A sergeant at the Battle Ground Police Department has been awarded one of the agency’s highest recognitions for his role in a SWAT standoff that resulted in police fatally shooting one of Washington’s most wanted fugitives.Sgt. Jason Perdue, a member of the Southwest Washington regional SWAT team, received the department’s Distinguished Service Award for exemplary performance in a hazardous situation while protecting the community and his fellow officers.Perdue was called to a Ridgefield house, 19306 N.E. 29th Ave., on March 14 for a report of an armed and dangerous fugitive hiding in the house.Officers with the U.S. Marshals Service, who were searching for Derral Kenneth “Kenny” Mosby, discovered someone inside the house and called for help from the SWAT team.Mosby, who was one of “Washington’s Most Wanted,” had a history of violence and was wanted on multiple felony charges.After several hours of negotiation, Mosby exited the house, but ignored officers’ commands and threatened officers with his weapon, according to police. He was shot and killed.Perdue has been with the Battle Ground Police Department since 2002 and has been a member of the regional SWAT team since 2008. Sgt. Jason Perduelast_img read more