MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Crimestoppers, an organization that works to put criminals behind bars, held its annual luncheon Wednesday where it honored police officers who help make it all happen.
During the annual celebration four officers were giving awards for their heroic actions.
The officers who were awarded include:
- Montgomery County Sheriff's Deputy T. Conway. Conway was the first deputy on the scene of the ambulance accident involving MPD officer David Brown. He helped pull people out of what he thought was a burning ambulance.
- Millbrook Police Detective L.K. Pelham. Pelham was instrumental in closing numerous felony investigations. During one case, with very little information to go on, Detective Pelham solved a crime involving the seizure of hundreds of thousands of dollars in pirated movies and music.
- Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger. Sedinger has only held the position for a year, and superiors say he has learned his responsibilities while handling the needs of "a very demanding court system". He spent four months preparing for two murder trials, each of which ended in guilty verdicts.
- Montgomery Police Officer J.A. Edwards. - Edwards interrupted a suspect as he was raping a woman in a Montgomery alley. The officer quickly came to the victim's aide, and the suspect was arrested. Superiors say Edward's actions probably saved the woman's life.
Conway was the first deputy on the scene of the ambulance accident involving MPD officer David Brown. He helped pull people out of what he thought was a burning ambulance.
Crimestoppers President Bob Bostic said he was amazed at the program's success, and how communities come together to track down wanted suspects.
"Some of the reports we've been hearing and seeing over the last 14 years, it's staggering the criminals that have been caught..." Bostic said, "simply because somebody remembered that phrase 215-STOP or Crimestoppers."
WSFA 12 News features a new Crimestoppers segment each day during the noon newscast. An extended Crimestoppers report is also featured each Monday night at 6:00.
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