A Garden City police officer who saved
a woman's life by shooting a man who was attacking her has been
nominated for a national award.
In January 2010, officer Doug Heit went to the home of Maria
Castillo and found her ex-husband stabbing her. He shot Gustavo
Ramos-Beleta, who was later convicted and sentenced to more than 48
years in prison for the attack.
Garden City police Sgt. Michael Reagle nominated Heit for the
America's Most Wanted All Star Award. If he's chosen in an online
vote, Heit could win $10,000, a trip to Washington, D.C., and a
trip to the NASCAR Sprint Series in Charlotte, N.C.
Heit says if he wins,
he'll give Castillo $5,000 of the award.