Farmington Hills honors officer stabbed by burglary suspect

Farmington Hills Police Officer David Geffert is the City’s 2018 Police Officer of the Year.

FHPD 2018 Officer of the Year
Farmington Hills Police Chief Chuck Nebus, right, presents the 2018 Police Officer of the Year Award to Officer David Geffert (City of Farmington Hills)

Presented on April 15 during the 43rd Annual Outstanding Employee Awards Ceremony, the award honors Geffert for the following:

  • A Citation for the arrest of several members of a highly organized home invasion gang that were targeting Asian business owners in the Metropolitan Detroit area.
  • A Valorous Conduct Award for his heroic actions while arresting a dangerous burglar responsible for numerous business break-ins. During the arrest the suspect stabbed Officer Geffert with a screwdriver in an effort to kill him and escape.
  • A Unit Citation for the arrest of a suspect in a home invasion utilizing specialized investigative techniques.
  • Recognized at the 30th Farmington/Farmington Hills Annual Call to Action Coalition breakfast in October of 2018 for actively being involved in the 47th District Court’s – Sobriety Court Program.

Geffert, a U.S. Army veteran and a six-year Department veteran, previously served as a Sergeant with the Warren Police Department, retiring in 2012. During his career in Warren, he was a two-time recipient of the Department’s Medal of Valor and Medal of Honor.

In Farmington Hills, Geffert has served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Directed Patrol Unit.

– Press release