Fired after helping catch felony suspect, former Best Buy employee awarded ‘Medal of Merit’

In January, Tyler Metildi was working at Best Buy as a security officer, when he made a split-second decision to help county detective by sprinting toward a dangerous fleeing suspect. He was later fired from the store for violating policy. But on Monday, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department awarded him the Medal of Merit.
Published: 8:55 PM PST February 11, 2019