Mesquite Police Department Officer Steve Bruehl was awarded ‘Best of the Badge’ for August 2021.

In early August, Mesquite Dispatch received a call from another agency requesting assistance in locating a vehicle possibly involved in a child abduction. Officer Bruehl quickly responded and located the vehicle on the side of the freeway. As Officer Bruehl approached the vehicle, the suspect opened the door holding the child against his chest, attempting to shield himself from Officer Bruehl. Officer Bruehl communicated a plan with other responding officers and they were able to quickly and safely remove the child from the suspect and place him in custody with no harm or injury to the child.
Officer Bruehl has been with the Mesquite Police Department for over 23 years and serves as Officer in Charge on a patrol shift. His leadership is evident through his strong work ethic, and he is a reliable resource for guidance and knowledge for all officers.
Congrats, Officer Bruehl!!