Hero Cop Who Shot Kidnapper Pointblank in Walmart Awarded Medal of Valor
The Oklahoma detective who shot and killed a kidnapper in a Walmart three years ago has been reunited with the girl whose life he’s credited with saving. And the heroism of the act has been officially recognized with a Medal of Valor.
The original crime is still baffling for most involved. Sammie Wallace was wandering in the Walmart when he chose a small girl, at random, and snatched her from her mother’s shopping cart. He pulled a knife and held it to her abdomen and then her throat.
The 911 call began a 30-minute hostage situation. Police Maj David Huff, 50, is a trained hostage negotiator, and arrived on scene in time to engage Wallace in conversation.