The Corpus Christi Police Department recognized Courtney Best, and awarded her with a Citizens Certificate of Merit at a ceremony this morning at the police department.
On July 9, the Alice Police Department issued an Amber Alert just after 11:30 AM regarding a 7 year old male that had been abducted from their city. It was also relayed to law enforcement that the suspect involved was now wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for kidnapping the child. Further information was relayed on the Amber Alert that the suspect was driving a white, 2009 Dodge, Avenger four door car.
At 12:08 PM, Courtney Best an employee at the Papa Murphy’s Pizza, located at 4020 Weber Road, in the Hamlin Shopping Center called Corpus Christi Police to report that she saw the vehicle parked in the parking lot. Officers arrived just as the vehicle was exiting the parking lot and turning onto South Staples Street. The Officers were able to stop the car and take the suspect into custody in the parking lot of CCFD Fire Station 7.
The Officers were able to secure the young boy, and he did not appear to suffer any injuries.
The awareness and quick actions of Ms. Best helped keep a young child from being injured and assisted our Officers in taking a wanted person into custody.
Interim Police Chief Mike Markle presents Courtney Best with a Citizens Certificate of Merit