Twelve Peace Officers & Firefighters to Receive the Idaho Medal of Honor

May 11, 2012  (Boise) – Ten peace officers and two firefighters from the Coeur d’Alene Fire Department will receive the Idaho Medal of Honor Friday, May 18, for their extraordinary heroism above and beyond the call of duty.  This year’s recipients are with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho Falls Police Department, Idaho State Police, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Jerome Police Department, Lewiston Police Department and Coeur d’Alene Fire Department.

The State of Idaho’s highest honor for law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS providers will be awarded to:

Deputies Glenn and Lenz, along with Officer Reynolds, will receive the Medal of Honor for their valor in apprehending a suspect in Idaho Falls. Officer Reynolds was shot during the incident, and Deputies Glenn and Lenz came to his defense.

ISP Troopers Ashby and Stemm, along with Firefighter/Paramedic Halligan and Firefighter/EMT Porter, will be honored for their heroism in rescuing two children trapped in a car overturned in Fernan Lake.

Officer Alexander will receive the Medal for saving the life of a crash victim whose car went into Black Canyon Reservoir, and was in danger of drowning.

Sergeant Kempf will be honored for his heroism in rescuing a victim from a burning vehicle on I-84 near milepost 195.

Officer Clark will receive the Medal for risking his life to apprehend a suspect during a high-speed pursuit in Jerome, even after being shot in the eye.

Officers Ewing and Hibbard will receive the Medal for saving the life of a victim trapped in a burning apartment building in Lewiston.

“The Idaho Medal of Honor is the state’s highest honor to recognize the extraordinary bravery of law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS providers,” Attorney General and Idaho Medal of Honor Commission Chairman Lawrence Wasden said. “These twelve professionals have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their commitment to the service of others.”

The recipients will receive the Idaho Medal of Honor during ceremonies at the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial in Meridian at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18.

Click here for additional information about the 2012 recipients and previous recipients.

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