South Street Mini Station Officer of the Month: October 2023

Oct 17, 2023 | Community

Photo credit: Queen Village Neighborhood Association. 

Congratulations to October’s Mini Station awardees!

Officers Thomas Lewis and Melvin Brooks were recognized for their longtime commitment to the neighborhood. Officer Lewis has been serving on South Street for 28 years and Officer Brooks has been here for 24 years.

October’s Officer of the Month honoree was Tony Forest. He received the award for assisting a woman who was assaulted (full story below).

Thank you for your service and keeping the neighborhood safe!


On Thursday, 9/14/23, at approximately 11:30pm, police received a radio call for a robbery in progress. 

P/O Forest and P/O Gregorio immediately began to survey the area and located a victim at 700 Lombard Street who stated she was walking to the bus stop when two individuals pushed her to the ground, kicked her repeatedly, and stole her purse. 

A description of the offenders was broadcast over police radio. Forest quickly surveyed the area and was able to track down two suspects matching the description that were found hiding behind a house on the 600 block of Schell Street. 

Both suspects were positively identified and placed under arrest with the stolen property recovered. 

Officer Forest was recognized with the South Street Officer of the Month Award for his quick response and diligence in not only locating the victim but tracking down and apprehending the offenders.


Written by community members from the Queen Village Neighborhood Association.

This event is not produced by the South Street Headhouse District (SSHD) but is supported and shared by our organization. For questions or concerns, please contact the organizer, QVNA.