Officer of the Month for September - K9 Team Prevents Tragedy, Locates Mother and Young Child.

Officer Jeremy Borden has been a member of the Evesham Police Department for 9 years. Ofc. Borden and his K9 Partner Spike are being commended for their quick actions during a dangerous situation and commitment to making the township a safer place.

In September, patrol units were attempting to locate an unstable and suicidal female who had left her home, advising family members that her intention was to kill her 15 month old child.

The mother was last seen in the southern end of the township pushing her small child in a stroller. Patrol units flooded the area and early information pointed to the female being picked up by an unknown vehicle.

Officer Borden and his K9 partner, Spike, arrived on location and began a K9 track from her last known location. K9 Spike tracked the mothers scent for approximately a half mile down a paved road and into a wooded area. Once in the woods, K9 Spike continued to track the women’s scent and located the mother and child standing by lake. Both were taken into protective custody, the mother was transported to a hospital for a mental health screening and the unharmed child was turned over to a family member. If not for the quick actions by Officer Borden and K9 Spike the situation could have had a tragic ending.