Each year, America's Most Wanted holds the AMW All-Star competition. This competition serves to honor first responders from all over the country for their hard work and dedication. All of the nominees in the 2009 AMW All-Star competition are heroes, but there can be only one winner.
This past week, we traveled down to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Here, the prize is given out to the winner of the AMW All-Star Challenge, in the midst of the hustle and excitement and a crowd of over 80,000 people all coming to watch a race that brings the top NASCAR racers into competition for a $1 million prize.
AMW's Avery Mann spoke with to John Walsh right on the field, as they share some light moments with the crew, the racers, and the All-Star champ.
Presenting the award at the NASCAR Sprint Cup helps to bring a lot of positive attention to each of these heroes who are nominated.
John Walsh met with young Zachary Taylor, who through the Make-A-Wish foundation, got a chance to live his dream of being a NASCAR reporter for the weekend, and interviewed John about America's Most Wanted.
This year, officer William Weigt is the recipient of the All-Star prize, for his sacrifices and heroism.
After suffering a gunshot wound to the neck during pursuit of a suspect which left him paralyzed from the neck down, his heroism and continued service are being honored.
Presenting the award at the NASCAR All-Star Sprint Race helps to bring a lot of positive attention to each of these heroes who are nominated.
"It's a great race," John said. "Lots of entertainment, and Sprint really does a great thing in honoring these cops."