CrossIron Mills mall security officer recieves award for rescuing abducted woman www.privateofficer.com
CrossIron Mills mall security officer, Khalid Shahid received a Detachment Commander’s Certificate of Appreciation for his role in rescuing a woman who was abducted and assaulted by her ex-boyfriend on March 28.
The presentation took place April 30 at 11 a.m. in the mall’s food court near the Concord Security office with Lieutenant Tony Hamori, officer in charge of Airdrie RCMP Detachment, making the presentation.
“Mr. Shahid’s quick thinking and actions were instrumental in assuring the safety of the victim as well as assisting the officers with the arrest of the suspect,” stated an RCMP press release.
After receiving a note passed from the woman to a good Samaritan, Shahid called the police, found the victim and suspect and secured their location.
On duty, plain clothes RCMP members were nearby when the call was received and responded immediately to the mall’s security office. Upon their arrival, one of the officers spoke to the victim and identified herself as an officer. The suspect immediately became angry and assaulted the victim in front of the police officers. He also resisted arrest when officers tried to arrest him, actively fighting with police.
“The assistance of the public is always an asset when policing a community and Mr. Shahid’s assistance in this investigation was greatly appreciated,” stated the release.
The suspect, an Innisfail man that can’t be named, has been charged with 15 counts including break and enter with intent, forcible confinement, choking to overcome resistance, assault, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and other offences.