Grapevine police officer named a Top Cop

Grapevine's Officer Ryan Sayre is among the most recent class of honorees in the National Association of Police Organization's Top Cop program for his work in a 2013 manhunt.

Sayre was among 53 officers nationwide to earn Top Cop awards at a presentation attended by President Barack Obama on May 12 in Washington, D.C.

Grapevine Police Department spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Sayre, a patrol officer who specializes in drug arrests with the department, has distinguished himself through his service with the department.

"He's just an outstanding officer," Eberling said.

Sayre has worked with the department since 2006. He was one of a three-officer group who shot and killed escaped convict Alberto Morales in February 2013. Morales, serving 30 years for sexual assault, had fled days before from officers conducting a prisoner transfer.

Eberling said Morales stabbed one of the two detectives in his transport detail with a broken eyeglass earpiece in order to escape, and had been on the run for days when residents of an area near Lake Grapevine reported a nighttime break-in at their home.

Eberling said the group was within 15 feet of Morales when he appeared from behind a tree and refused to follow orders from the officers. Morales rushed and the officers fired on him, killing him, Eberling said.

On top of the three honorees from Texas, other award-winners included officers from Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Ohio.


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