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Huff honored by DP Rotary as officer of the month

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Community

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The Deer Park Rotary Club honored Jason Huff as its officer of the month at its recent luncheon. Huff was honored for discovering bomb making materials during a traffic stop in September of last year. Federal charges were eventually brought upon the suspect.

OOM HuffThe Deer Park Rotary Club honored Jason Huff as its officer of the month. Huff was presented his award by Rotary President Beckie Stockstill-Cobb (left) and Sharon Massey (right). Photo by Bobby Vasquez.A 1:30 a.m. traffic stop was anything but routine for Deer Park Police Officer Jason Huff. In September of last year, he initiated a traffic stop when it was discovered that the vehicle owner was in possession of a pipe bomb. For his efforts, Huff was honored as the Deer Park Rotary Club’s officer of the month.

According to the initial police report, on Sept. 18, Huff conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for disregarding a traffic control device. During the stop he gained information through a shared computer network that a pipe bomb had been located inside this vehicle with the same suspect earlier in the year.

Huff gained verbal consent to search the vehicle from the driver/owner, and located the materials necessary to assemble a pipe bomb inside the vehicle. These items included a 36-inch metal pipe, marbles, ball bearings, bullets, gun powder, blasting caps and a fuse.

The driver/owner, Richard Allen Macyko, was then arrested for Possessing Components of Explosives (PC Sec 46.09) and charged in Harris County and was denied bond. According to county records, Macyko of Mont Belvieu was arrested in March by the Baytown Police Department on a similar felony charge.

Deer Park Police Asst. Chief Sharon Massey said Macyko later faced federal charges.

“Jason is a great example of very good judgment in police work and carrying an investigation forward,” she said.

Huff has earned several commendations since joining DPPD in August of 2007 after graduating from the Houston Community College Police Academy.

He has earned the department’s medal of valor, lifesaving award and is a past officer of the month. He has also been honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his efforts enforcing intoxicated and impaired driving laws.