Citizens For A Better Norwood

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Veteran NPD officer shoots bank robbery suspect

By now, most everyone knows that following a 100 mph chase though Norwood residential and school areas, an unidentified 26-year veteran of the Norwood Police Department shot and killed Mark L. Decator, 34, of Chillicothe, Ohio yesterday morning. Decatur was suspected of robbing a bank 45 minutes earlier on Kenwood Road, possibly armed with a gun. We join in the relief all our fellow community members and others must feel that no innocent civilians and law enforcement members who encountered the suspect yesterday were injured or worse. A job well done by our NPD personnel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of them, especially the unidentified 26-year veteran and his family.