The City of New Rochelle Tuesday released a glowing portrait of the Critical Unit Police Officer involved in the first fatal shooting by a cop in New Rochelle in 20 years.
A City spokeswoman says “Officer Geertgens joined the force in 2001 and has served with the CIU team since 2008. He has received (3) Class C Citations, (9) Commendation Awards, a Life Saving Award and Two and Four Year Perfect Attendance awards. His training includes numerous Tactical Seminars, including Emergency Psych Technician Course (40) hours, and NRPD- Emotionally Disturbed Person Tactics course (8) hours. Officer Geertgens has a clean record with no prior shooting incidents.”
Geertens remains on sick leave while the Westchester DA conducts an investigation.