February 27, 2007 10:30 PM by Joe Reality
America’s Most Wanted, television’s top crime-fighting show, is once
again asking the public to help give special recognition to the police,
firefighters, EMTs, and other first responders who dedicate themselves
to protecting us.
Voting is now underway in the third annual AMW All-Star Contest, sponsored by Sprint Nextel. Any first responder is eligible for the contest, and any member of the public can nominate and vote for their favorite first responder online at AMW.com. The nomination process is simple; all people have to do is fill out a short online form naming their favorite first responder and explaining what makes him or her an All-Star.
Voters will select eight weekly finalists, and each finalist will be profiled on America’s Most Wanted (Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, 8 p.m. CT on FOX). Then, through their online votes, the public will choose the grand prize winner. AMW host John Walsh will present the 2007 AMW All-Star winner with a check for $10,000 at the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup SeriesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢ All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Nominations are open at AMW.com until April 3, 2007. Members of the public will be allowed to vote for their favorite All-Stars once a day, every day. Finalist voting runs until April 15 at midnight, and voting for the Grand Prize winner will run from April 19 to May 8.
As in previous years, thousands of police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first responders are expected to be nominated. Each one is a hero, but only one will become the 2007 AMW All-Star.