Officer Darren Lewis was selected as the September employee of the month for his demonstration of commitment to the safety of the entire Champaign-Urbana community when he and K-9 Bane tracked and located an armed suspect in an off-campus neighborhood. Just minutes after someone fired a gun at the window of an unoccupied vehicle in an Urbana neighborhood, Officer Lewis and Bane tracked the suspect to a backyard about two blocks away, where he was found hiding in the bushes. He was arrested without incident and was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm. Officer Lewis and K9 Bane displayed excellent skills in tracking and locating the individual. They have diligently trained over the past year to master these techniques, and their efforts have made our community safer.