The Awards Committee has selected Off. Edward Estrada as The Officer of the Month for August 2017. For Officer Estrada selfless actions regarding a highly volatile situation which occurred on July 21, 2017. You responded to the area where you found a male subject that was brandishing a large kitchen knife, He was not responding to verbal commands or attempted reasoning by Officers on the scene, you were able to take a position behind the subject. When he was temporarily distracted by other Officers you tackled him from behind and were able to get him away from the knife. Your recognition of a brief widow opening to deescalate what was no doubt a lethal force situation and subsequent action quite possibly saved his life as well as the Lives of Officers at the scene.