CrimeStoppers Awards Law Enforcement And Community
It was a packed room with law enforcement officers from not just Montgomery, but all of central Alabama.
Our reporter Catalina Trivino emceed the event.
It’s one day out of the year where crimestoppers gets to show their appreciation.
“The amount of cases that these investigators get, the amount of things they have to deal with, we are more than happy to help them try to do their job correctly and try to get these people off the streets. The connection between the community, crime stoppers, and law enforcement is very important because that’s what it’s all about,” said Crimestoppers Executive Director Tony Garrett.
Corporal LC Barnes and his partner Corporal Carlisle were two of the officers awarded for their service this past year.
They helped track down a robbery suspect, and he says it was surprise to get this award.
“It’s a great feeling, it’s a great feeling, and yet it’s what my job consists of. That’s just what we were doing. Just doing our job. We’re just happy that the suspects are in custody and we just hope this never happens to anyone else,” said Corp. Barnes.
In addition to McKee Middle students honored for their school patrol, several young men were honored for the part they played in rescuing an abandoned baby.
Last August, the teens were walking to the gym when they found a baby next to a church sign.
“I’m thankful for the award but I’m really thankful to be in a position to save the baby and being able to react,” said Kenterius Singleton.
“I’m thankful for everything they did for us for saving the baby,” said Darius Johnson.