On March 13, 2013, Officer Jose Maya of the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, was honored as the Officer of the Quarter by the local Kiwanis Club.Officer Maya is a veteran officer for the department who is credited with saving the lives of (2) two people on Christmas morning of 2012.
Officer Maya, thru his keen police instincts and more importantly by keeping his word to a victim of stalking by an ex-boyfriend, thwarted the attempt to do harm and possibly even kill the victim, early Christmas morning. Officer Maya, checked the area routinely and his diligence paid off when he observed the armed subject, hiding in a vehicle awaiting the victim’s return home.Officer Maya located and arrested the subject.
Officer Maya in typical, humble fashion not only shun the spotlight, but donated his monetary award right back to the Kiwanis Club, to one of their ongoing humanitarian projects.
Officer Maya is the first Sunny Isles Beach Police officer to receive this newly created award by the Kiwanis Organization.