Thomson Reuters honors Everyday Heroes
Heroes come in all forms and the Everyday Heroes being honored by Thomson Reuters are no different.
Each year, the Fraud Prevention & Investigations business of Thomson Reuters chooses recipients for the Everyday Heroes award based on compelling success stories through the use of one of its public records search products: CLEAR, Westlaw People Map and Batch Services. The Everyday Heroes program recognizes tremendous work done by individuals and organizations using these products to improve society and promote the rule of law, and Thomson Reuters will make a charitable contribution on behalf of this year’s winners.
The winners of the Everyday Heroes awards are:
Patrick McPherson, a legal investigator, who took the top honor by using CLEAR, the investigative platform for professionals that provides information and insight into people and companies. Working with an attorney who won an $80,000 judgment for a retired widow who lost most of her life savings through fraud, McPherson successfully located assets, banking relationships, real estate and additional streams of income to recover the full balance for the client. A $5,000 contribution on McPherson’s behalf will be made to The Innocence Project.
Kevin Dailey of the Warren Police Department in Warren, Michigan, who requested a sketch artist after receiving information on a sexual assault of a young boy and exhausting all leads. Using information gained from the public after releasing the sketch to the media, investigators were able to identify the suspect. Then, using CLEAR, Dailey was able to locate the suspect through various connections to family members and make an arrest. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will receive $2,500 on behalf of the Warren Police Department.
Shannon Agee, a Skip-Tracing investigator, who used CLEAR along with FindJohnDoe.com to locate a registered sex offender who had avoided updating his information with law enforcement for over two years. Through new information provided by CLEAR and confirmation of the offender’s whereabouts, members of law enforcement were able to update the greater community on the offender’s location. One thousand dollars will be donated on behalf of Agee to the Boys and Girls Club of America.
Tim Bundy, a police officer with the Pasadena Police Department in Pasadena, California, who was tracking an AWOL parolee convicted of second-degree murder. Using CLEAR, Bundy uncovered family ties in Minnesota and also learned that the fugitive had a Minnesota driver’s license. Compiling a list of potential addresses, Bundy relayed the information to the Minnesota U.S. Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force and members there were able to quickly locate and arrest the fugitive, who was then extradited to California and returned to prison. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund will receive a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Pasadena Police Department.
Congratulations to all the recipients.