Several Rockwall Police Department officers were recognized during Monday’s City Council meeting for their actions during the July 4 parade during which a participant driving a tractor caused a disturbance.
The incident occurred in the staging area near Utley Middle School. Parade officials elected not to allow the driver, identified as Laurie Bostic, 61, to enter the parade, at which point Bostic decided to proceed anyway.
Because of the way she was operating the tractor, causing a disturbance and refusing the obey police officers, the officers on scene attempted to stop Bostic, who refused and attempted to avoid police. Officers were able to force her from the road where she ran into a fence.
Bostic was taken into custody and was charged with evading arrest, interference with a processional, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.
Officers Chris Cleveland, Ryan Jaurequi and Cameron Parker along with Chief Max Geron were on hand during the Council meeting to accept the recognition. Other officers not present during the meeting were Sergeant Paul Johnson and Officer Craig Goff.