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Crime Stoppers honors officer

By Jack Stephens
Published in News on April 9, 2006 2:01 AM

Goldsboro police Capt. Brady Thompson, who survived a bullet in the chest during a recent drug raid, was honored Thursday during an appreciation luncheon by the Goldsboro-Wayne County Crime Stoppers.

Lt. Col. Erik Rundquist, the commander of the security police squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, presented Thompson the squadron's coin and a Superman T-shirt.

Thompson, who commands the Goldsboro-Wayne County Drug Squad, was wounded March 15 during a drug raid at a house in the 1200 block of East Elm Street. His bulletproof vest prevented any serious injury, and Thompson returned to work a day later.

The alleged assailant was arrested and charged with attempted murder and drug offenses. A second man in the house also was charged with drug violations.

Law-enforcement officers from agencies in Wayne County and news media representatives also were recognized by the Crime Stoppers board, along with city and county officials.

County Commissioners Chairman Atlas Price Jr., Goldsboro Mayor Al King and Goldsboro police Sgt. Dot Ardes, the Crime Stoppers law-enforcement coordinator, spoke briefly.

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to anonymous callers whose information leads to arrests in felony cases in Wayne County. The phone number is 735-2255. The conviction rate of those arrested is 99 percent.

Since the agency's inception in 1982, 7,007 cases, including 56 murders, have been solved after the confidential calls. Almost $1.8 million in stolen property has been recovered, and almost $7.9 million in illegal drugs seized.