Scott nominated for award
Date: 3/31/2010March 31, 2010.
By G. Michael Dobbs
HOLYOKE -- Holyoke Police Chief Anthony Scott is among the 126 first responders nationwide who have been nominated for the "America's Most Wanted 2010 All Star Contest."
Scott told Reminder Publications his nomination came as a "total surprise."
"I was impressed, surprised," he said of learning of the nomination.
Since 2005, the long-time running show on FOX has sponsored the competition to call attention to the careers of people in law enforcement, fire fighting and emergency medicine, according to the contest's Web site.
There are currently six finalists with two more to be selected from the nominees. The last finalist will be announced on the program on April 17 and voting for a single "all star" will be from April 15 through May 3.
To vote, go to www.amw.com/allstar/2010
Each finalist will receive a selection of "America's Most Wanted" merchandise, and the person selected by the Web site's visitors as the winner will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip for two to Charlotte N.C., for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All Star Challenge Race and a check for $10,000.
Scott said that Boston-based radio talk show host Howie Carr has added a link to the contest's Web site on Carr's Web site in order to help publicize Scott's nomination.
Scott added that he didn't know who nominated him.
If he wins, he said the $10,000 prize money would go into his retirement fund.
"I am proud that my efforts in the city of Holyoke have been recognized nationally and I am honored to be nominated to participate in this program. I hope the citizens of Massachusetts support me by voting online," Scott added.