At Monday night’s baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Miami Marlins honored Coconut Creek Police Officer Michael Leonard, who tracked down the gunman in the Parkland school shooting, PoliceOne reported.
Leonard, who found and arrested Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz, was recognized as a part of the Marlins’ Salute & Serve Mondays, “when the team honors an active duty military member, a police officer and a first responder during an on-field ceremony,” the report said.
We were honored to recognize a very special guest last night.
Thank you Officer Michael Leonard for your commitment and all the work our service members do for our community. pic.twitter.com/BJisIpghFd
— #VoteMarlins (@Marlins) June 26, 2018
Congratulations to Officer Mike Leonard on being recognized at tonight’s @Marlins game for his work apprehending the suspect in the MSD shootings on February 14th. #CreekFamilyPD #MyCoconutCreek pic.twitter.com/BDkCApVpjb
— Coconut Creek Police Department (@CreekFamilyPD) June 26, 2018
Leonard has previously responded to being called a “hero”: “It’s not about me, it’s about my brothers and sisters in law enforcement, fire rescue, first responders. We all had a role that day. We continue to have a role, keeping our streets and cities safe.”