Major Floyd commended for efforts

Posted on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 10:16 am

Major Raymond Floyd (left) listens as Troy Police Chief Jeff Taylor (right) reads a letter of commendation for Floyd’s effort in a recent investigation. Also pictured is Troy Mayor Mark Cross.

Major Raymond Floyd (left) listens as Troy Police Chief Jeff Taylor (right) reads a letter of commendation for Floyd’s effort in a recent investigation. Also pictured is Troy Mayor Mark Cross.

Major Raymond Floyd was commended for his efforts in a criminal investigation which led to the arrests of subjects for fraudulently attempting to purchase prescription drugs and taking it to a wider level.

Troy Police Chief Jeff Taylor read the following letter of commendation at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting.

“The Troy Police Department would like to formally commend you (Floyd) on your outstanding performance of duties during an investigation you started on Oct. 17, 2013. This investigation began when you were contacted regarding subjects suspected of attempting to fraudulently obtain prescription medication from a local pharmacy. Through the course of this investigation, you have conducted numerous follow ups, identifying multiple subjects involved, crimes committed at numerous pharmacies, clinics and municipalities; all surrounding an area encompassing at least seven different states. You identified this as a conspiracy to distribute prescription medications on a large scale; you coordinated with local and outside agencies and built an extensively detailed investigation with the Drug Enforcement Agency, which resulted in a substantially large forfeiture of items and currency relevant to the investigation.

“If it was not for your admirable initiative, attention to detail and your ability to cooperate with outside agencies, this investigation would have concluded during the initial stages. You displayed a specific drive and dedication to duty by looking beyond the crime committed in this municipality. Your exceptionally strong perseverance to continue pushing forward and gather further information, pieced together the scale of this conspiracy and shows by your actions that you are one of the most highly motivated officers in the law enforcement community. Without a doubt, you have truly gone above and beyond in your investigation and you continue to set the example at a very high standard for others to follow, look to for guidance and learn form.

“Major, you bring great credit upon yourself and the Troy Police Department. Thank you for your devoted service toward maintaining a safe and secure environment.”

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