On June 17, 2009 Patrolman Daniel Noeker, along with other members of the Saratoga Springs Police Department and New York State Trooper Michael Galcik responded to a domestic violence complaint on Madeline Drive. The victim reported to police that her son - suffering from a mental illness - was in possession of a handgun and made statements that he would shoot any police officer that responded to the residence.
A safe perimeter was established around the residence and efforts were being made to locate and contact the suspect in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully. Officer Noeker, along with Trooper Galcik, took a position behind the residence. In doing so, they were eventually able to locate the suspect in a tree. Using tactically sound methods, Officer Noeker and Trooper Galcik were able to take the suspect into custody without further incident. While doing so, a loaded handgun was found in an accessible area to the suspect.
Officer Noeker's actions directly resulted in the successful resolution to a potentially very violent situation. The department proudly presents the Honorable Service Award to Patrolman Daniel Noeker.