After much deliberation and consideration, the Murphy, Alabama police department has decided to present the award to the tech giant for its magnificent work in the agency’s investigations and question answering.
The agency decided to award the website, which was among a dozen candidates, from the way in which its investigations division was able to find information they needed to close cases. “It was the clear choice for the win!!, ” said Chief of Detectives, Commander Alexander Pittman. “Although I am somewhat concerned about the number of adult site hits found in the website’s history” he also added. According to departmental records, the agency’s case load of burglaries, thefts, and even homicides were closed from searches on reputable sites like Wikipedia, Answers.com, or video game blogs.
Some of the terrific cases closed by Google included the search for a culprit of chicken thefts at the local Popeye’s restaurant. A diligent investigation and Google search revealed such amazing answers as “Look at people’s fingers for grease”, or more technical ones like “Click here if you want to become rich.” Technological advances are a tremendous help to law enforcement and tools like Google make their job easier.
Detective Mark Phillips, who came second place behind Google, finds affinity with the decision. “Although I have solved four murders in one month, and have recovered close to 30 million dollars in drugs and assets, what Google has done for our department and community is simply heroic.” We attempted to reach Google for comments but were told to refer to Bing for answers.