On the evening of February 9, 2020, overnight Security Officer Deandre Kirks was on patrol of Anchor Centre, a CBRE property in Phoenix, AZ. While on patrol, he noticed flames coming from a recycle dumpster located in the shared loading dock area between the CBRE building and high-rise condominiums next door.
Deandre called 911, who alerted the local fire department. As Officer Kirks awaited the fire department, some of the recycle material began to blow from the dumpster onto the ground, spreading fire. He ran to the nearest fire extinguisher, broke the glass and extinguished flames falling near the buildings.
After the fire was put out by the fire department, Officer Kirks returned to the security desk and looked through the camera system for the source of the incident. He was able to spot the person responsible for setting the fire. Photos were printed and turned into law enforcement, which ultimately led to the arrest of a suspect the very next day. The suspect was apprehended just one block from the site.
Officer Kirks’ quick actions saved part of the CBRE building and nearby condominiums. He received high praise from Marksman management, CBRE management and building management from the condominiums.
Officer Kirks represents Marksman Security’s core value, integrity, by always doing the right thing even when no one is watching.