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Everyday Heroes: When seconds matter

Consider the power of one small act. Every investigation affects someone's life – and even the smallest moment in a search can produce lasting results.

Every year, Thomson Reuters recognizes customers with the Everyday Heroes awards, for their use of Thomson Reuters public records products to make a difference in their communities. The 2016 awards went to the Detroit Police Department, Reed Smith LLP of Washington D.C., and Davis & Associates of Denver.

In the video below, Chief James Craig and other members of the Detroit Police Department recount the story of how they used Thomson Reuters CLEAR to find a baby who was abducted without her life-saving medication. 

Attorneys at Reed Smith LLP worked Pro Bono to help wrongfully incarcerated people obtain their full tax returns using PeopleMap on Westlaw, and share their story in the video below: 

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Watch the story of how crucial data helped 2015 Everyday Heroes award recipient San Bernardino Police Department bring an end to the December 2015 attack. 

For the complete stories of this year’s Everyday Heroes award winners, or to read stories of past award recipients, visit

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