Missing Children’s Citizen Award
Brandy Hinesly and Casey Quillman, Asset Protection Associates, Walmart, Aberdeen, WA
On March 10, 2012, a 14-year-old girl was reported missing to the Bella Vista (Arkansas) Police Department. The teen had left a note to her parents stating that she felt no one cared about her and that she would soon be dead. Police investigators learned that she planned to leave the country with her ex-boyfriend. The pair were traveling in a vehicle with an Arkansas license plate to California and then to Canada.
On March 16, 2012, Brandy Hinesly and Casey Quillman, Asset Protection Associates with Walmart in Aberdeen, Washington, noticed a vehicle with an Arkansas license plate in the store parking lot. Brandy and Casey found the occupants’ actions to be odd. Based on their observations, they checked the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Web site, where they found the 14-year-old missing child’s profile. They immediately contacted the Aberdeen Police Department. Police officers responded quickly to the call and took the 14-year-old and her boyfriend into custody. Through their attentiveness and quick action, Brandy and Casey helped recover a missing child who was thousands of miles from her home and return her to her family.