old Alvisha LaShay Williams went sneaking out of the League City Walmart Store
through a fire exit, she had no idea an undercover deputy constable had an eye
reported in our original story Retail Crime Member Jailed After Car Chase With
League City Police, Williams was captured with two televisions and a weed eater
after a police chase which landed her in jail.
aftermath of the incident was the recognition of Deputy Ross McCammon by
Walmart for helping stop the ever increasing incidents of theft from the
for Walmart’s investigations unit presented McCammon with a community law
enforcement recognition for his work in leading to the arrest on Sept. 4.
of your dedication to the protection of the citizens and the community in which
you service and your performance in the course of your duties, through your
actions, a safe conclusion of a continued criminal enterprise was achieved,”
the award said.
the nationwide retail giant is no small matter.
officials in 2015 estimated that any retailer might lose 1 percent of its sales
each year to theft, according to a Reuters newswire report. Officials at the
time noted Walmart’s yearly sales were about $300 billion, which means theft
would account for some $3 billion in losses.
been responsible for the arrest of many high profile criminals during his 16
years with the office of League City Constable Jerry Fischer.
As a side
note, it has been reported that Galveston County Judge Mark Henry has moved to illuminate
his position in the constable’s office in the 2021 budget over a political
difference with McCammon. Our calls to two
commissioners for comment were not returned.
Deputy Ross McCammon (L) with Walmart management and security officials during his award presentation.