Everett Officers Honored by Feds
EVERETT – Two Everett police officers are being haled as heroes by federal officials after tracking down a young girl in the area who had been abducted from her home in Texas.
Lt. Demetri O’Malley and Office Jeffrey Gilmore launched an investigation following an anonymous tip which ultimately led to the arrest of the local man who bragged about his crime.
The officers began working with working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, the Bryan, Texas Police Department, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children late last year, and ultimately tracked down the father and recovered the girl unharmed late last year. The two were presented with plaques last week by Bruce Foucart, a special agent with ICE services in Boston.
The investigation launched after the father bragged about abducting his then 2-year-old daughter in December of 2009 from Bryan, Texas.
O’Malley, a 17-year veteran of the department, was recently promoted to lieutenant.