MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Police officers, firefighters, correctional officers and military service members are the typical award recipients at the BPO Elks Lodge 778’s Law & Safety Day, but those people took time Sunday to honor two civilian women.
Both women, who asked to remain anonymous, were involved in the Sept. 26, 2011, carjacking that ended at My Bank! First United Bank & Trust at 980 Foxcroft Ave. One was the victim who was pulled from the car by officers and the other was called a “guardian angel” for relaying substantial information to 911.
Martinsburg City Police Chief Kevin Miller thanked the woman who shared information.
“A lot of times, people will see a crime and think, ‘Well, the police will catch up with them later.’ ... You saved her life,” Miller said.
The victim and the 911 caller, who both shed tears during the presentation, exchanged a hug. Holding a purple stuffed bear, the victim’s daughter beamed when her mother received recognition from those gathered for the annual Law & Safety Day.