1st MED Soldier Catches Crooks Red Handed

Story and Photo by Story by Capt. George Mallory
1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Public Affairs

As you’re driving home on any average day, you notice something amiss. Strangers are exiting your neighbor’s house carrying his expensive electronics and tossing them into the back of their car. What would you do?

That’s exactly the situation faced by one Fort Hood Soldier back in mid-March and he went with his gut.

Maj. Tim Walsh, 1st Medical Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary),  jotted down the license plate number and called the Copperas Cove Police Department, right away when he witnessed suspicious individuals carrying a large, flat-screen television to their car, without anything to shield it from the rain.

“It just didn’t make sense, why would someone be loading a very expensive television into their car in that weather without covering it or anything.  So I did what I think any responsible citizen would do,” said Walsh.

His suspicion turned out to be dead-on. Once apprehended, the suspects confessed to four additional burglaries in the local area.

Walsh received a Copperas Cove Police Department Coin for Outstanding Performance for his efforts in helping solve the burglaries April 17.

 After receiving the coin, Walsh thanked the Copperas Cove Police Department for their dedication to duty.

Walsh said, “Thank you to the Cove Police Department for the many risks they willingly face everyday just like our Soldiers downrange.”

 

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Major Tim Walsh received a Copperas Cove Police Department Coin for Outstanding Performance April 17 for his efforts in helping solve a string of burglaries in the local area. Walsh witnessed a burglary in progress and called local law enforcement March 17. The suspects later confessed to four other burglaries in the area. From left, Detective Michael Oakes, Cpl. Kevin Keller, Walsh, and Detective Corey Schmidt of the Copperas Cove Police Department.