Compton honored

James Compton, left, receives a Certificate of Appreciation from Wesltake Police chief Chris Wilrye at the Monday, January 22, Westlake Council meeting.

Westlake City Police Chief Chris Wilrye honored James Compton Monday night for his assistance in catching a bad guy.

Wilrye said Compton was pumping gas at Conoco on December 16 when he observed a man exit a vehicle and the vehicle leave. The Chief said Compton decided to wait around and “find out what this guy is doing."

“Well, lo and behold, the guy goes in and tries robbing the store,” he said. “Mr. Compton chased the guy down and held him on the ground until my officers arrived.”