York Police officers honored by Department of Homeland Security

YORK – Three officers with the York Police Department have been honored by the Department of Heartland Security for their “diligent work in ending years of torture and abuse” regarding a case they uncovered in 2022.

According to the police department, it was Aug. 2, 2022, when the YPD, along with the York County Sheriff’s Department, responded to a disturbance in the 3700 Block of South Lincoln Avenue.

“While on scene, our officers observed a juvenile who appeared to be the victim of child abuse/neglect,” the YPD says. “The York Police Department then launched an investigation which uncovered a horrific case of child abuse and torture which occurred in Texas. With the assistance of the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office, and Dept. of Health and Human Services, the police department uncovered years of abuse, sexual assaults and torture. Experts on the topic have described it as the worst they have ever seen.”

As a result of their efforts, David Calhoun, 38, was successfully convicted and sentenced to several life terms in prison.

This week, the Department of Homeland Security honored Sgt. Brit Koch, Officer Mitchell Meyer and Officer Stephanie Shroeder.

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