Friday, April 30, 2010
Wichita Police Detective Mike Amy today was honored by the DUI Victim Center of Kansas with its Red Ribbon Award.
On October 1, 2008 a drunk driver struck and killed 37-year-old Claudia Mijares and her 4-year-old daughter, Gisle, as the two were crossing the street in the 1900 block of S. Ida walking toward a school. Following the crash, the husband and father of Ms. Mijares and Gisle asked that personal property belonging to his wife and daughter be returned to the family.
Because the child’s backpack, necklace and other property showed signs of the traumatic death of the mother and daughter, Detective Amy felt the items should be cleaned prior to returning them to Mr. Mijares.
Working diligently and carefully, Detective Amy took great pains to restore the child’s backpack, necklace and other property, then presented them to Mr. Mijares in a way that would allow him to view them in privacy.
The ceremony honoring Detective Amy took place at 3:30 p.m. today at Botanica. The media and public are invited to attend.