Officer Awarded

A Montgomery Police Officer found a burglary suspect near the Shoppes at East Chase. The suspect had on him a claw hammer, a pair of pliers, a screwdriver and jewelry with the price tags still attached.

That's why Corporal Thornton Bester was one of those nominated and honored at the Alabama Retail Association's Annual Luncheon.

It was after a search of the suspect's residence that police found more than 8-thousand dollars in cash and merchandise taken in the burglaries.

The suspect was charged with eleven of those burglaries.