October 26, 2009 14:26On Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at 7 p.m., Chief Rosanne Sizer will present the Portland Police Bureau's Citizen Heroism Award to a local man who intervened during a physical and sexual attack on a woman earlier this month. The award will be presented at a Community Policing Reception, hosted by the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee at the Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, located at 7688 SW Capitol Highway.
Mr. Christopher Musil will be honored for stopping a physical and sexual attack on a woman who had just got off a TriMet bus in the early morning hours of October 7, 2009, near the area of Southwest Capitol Highway and Southwest Sunset. Mr. Musil responded to the scene from his apartment after hearing a woman screaming outside. After determining where the screams were coming from, Mr. Musil physically confronted the suspect, who was choking the victim. The suspect, Joshua Cox, fled the scene, but turned himself in a week later after widespread media attention.
"Mr. Musil had to travel some distance and really make an effort to find the woman in distress," said Chief Sizer in her award nomination. "Mr. Musil's intervention was critical in saving the woman's life."
In addition to this award, the members of SNWI will be presenting awards to Central Precinct officers. Officers Ralph Elwood, Andrew Caspar and Ross Dormady will be honored for their outstanding community policing work.
Officers Sze Lai, Scott Foster, Tim Evans, Ralph Elwood, Andrew Caspar, Ross Dormady and Brian Hughes will be honored for their participation in Neighborhood Liaison Program/Crime Prevention Committees.
Sgt. Pete Simpson