Officer Rafferty Commended for Chase Intervention

by | Aug 14, 2019

The Town Council commended EGHS School Resource Officer Chris Rafferty Tuesday night for his quick thinking the morning of May 30 when he blocked Middle Road at South County Trail, preventing suspects in a police assault from heading past the high school during the busy morning school commute.

Cranston police were following the couple as they made their way from Cranston to western East Greenwich. Rafferty heard the suspects were heading east on Middle Road and he positioned his police car so the suspects could not continue east on Middle Road, forcing it onto South County Trail.

Police Chief Stephen Brown congratulates Patrolman Chris Rafferty at the 8/13/19 Town Council meeting.

After the suspects turned south on South County Trail, Rafferty followed the lone Cranston police car that had been pursuing the vehicle. The suspects got in a minor car accident at Frenchtown Road and the suspects fled on foot. Rafferty helped stop the driver. The other suspect was later picked up at the Dunkin Donuts on South County Trail.

Police Chief Stephen Brown also recognized the other officers and police staff who helped during the chase: Lt. Brian Clement, Lt. Robert Siple, Det. Sgt. Glen Terilli, Sgt. Christopher Callan, Det. David Black, Patrolman Paul Nahrgang; SRO Bert Montalban, Patrolman Matt Larsson, and Dispatcher James Aveyard.

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3 Comments

  1. Lauren Gardiner

    Hooray to our great East Greenwich officers!! Thank you for the job you do!!! Quick thinking Chris!!! Glad none of you were hurt!!! Stay safe!!!

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  2. Wheeler A. Van Brocklin

    I have lived in EG for nearly 45 years all told. One observation which I have made over and over again is that we in EG pay fairly significant property tax rates, it is true. But with few exceptions, we receive a better than fair “bang” for thiose “bucks”! I particularly cite the schools system (of which I an a graduate), highway maintenance and public building grounds maintenance, Fire protection and my highest kudos to our police department. Thank you ALL for making EG a good and safe place to live.

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    • Donna Rice

      Wheeler A. Van Brocklin has said it all…except for the fact that we now live in Florida
      Cliff and Donna (Wilson)Rice

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