Sheriff’s Deputy Recognized for
Help in Righting Car Theft
Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox Jr is pleased to announce the recognition of First Sergeant Robert E. “Eddie” Wines by the Virginia State Police and the H.E.A.T program (Help Eliminate Auto Theft) in the 2011 LEO Award competition.
First Sergeant Wines received the award for First Place in Division II at a ceremony held Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Richmond, Virginia.
The LEO Awards are part of a cooperative program between local law enforcement, Virginia State Police and the Department of Motor Vehicles. The LEO Award winners are selected by judges from the insurance industry, partnering law enforcement agencies and the Department of Motor Vehicles for their exemplary actions related to Intelligence, Prevention, Enforcement and Recoveries in fighting the crime of vehicle theft. Their skills and attention toward these areas help to increase public awareness of the H.E.A.T. program.
H.E.A.T operates in a manner similar to Crime Solvers. Citizens call the statewide toll-free hotline 1-800-947-HEAT to report information about vehicle theft, suspected carjackings or chop-shop operations. Callers remain anonymous throughout the process and those who supply tips leading to the arrests are eligible for rewards up to $25,000.
Authority: Sheriff Charlie Ray Fox, Jr.
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