Three Chesterton Police Officers were commended for outstanding professionalism under dire circumstances at a meeting last week. The incident occured on June 9, as officers walked into a kitchen on the west side of town where a 14-year-old autistic boy, who minutes before had become violent with his family, had armed himself with a knife.

Those officers would later walk that boy out of the kitchen, disarmed and unharmed, having used only words and kindness to deescalate the crisis.

At its meeting Friday, the Police Commission agreed unanimously to authorize formal letters of commendation for Lisoski, Jesse, and Wracker. This is Lisoski’s second piece of superb police work in less than three months.