Commission Links
2006 Idaho Medal of Honor Recipients

2014 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005

In recognition for extraordinary acts of valor and heroism, the Idaho Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS Medal of Honor is awarded to law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs who have been distinguished by exceptionally meritorious conduct, assuring that the sacrifices of these professionals are recognized and their bravery honored by the state whose citizens they protect.

On May 12, 2006, the following individuals were recognized for their valor and heroism:

Officer Darin Moulton
Idaho Falls Police Department

On August 12, 2004, Idaho Falls Police Officer Darin Moulton responded to an “officers need assistance, emergency” call. Two officers had been brutally assaulted by James Rauch. One officer had been beaten incoherent, and the other had been shot. Officer Moulton had been informed of the fight and that a shot had been fired. Upon arrival, Officer Moulton was confronted with two officers down. Rauch was climbing off the wounded, bloodied officer, and the officer was screaming, “Shoot him!” Officer Moulton, unaware whether Rauch still had a firearm, did not hesitate, but rushed at Rauch. Officer Moulton punched Rauch in the face, knocking him to the ground.  Read more >>>


Captain Troy Greenwell
Oakley Fire Department

On November 6, 1995, Captain Troy Greenwell and Firefighter/EMT Joe Stringham, volunteers of the Oakley Fire Department, arrived at a fire, consuming the home of Carl M. Covington. The two were deployed to locate Mr. Covington, who was believed to be in the home. Captain Greenwell and Firefighter Stringham entered the back door of the home and began their search. They did not find Mr. Covington in the living room, where it was believed he would be, and flames and heat forced the men to exit the home. After a few minutes recovery, Captain Greenwell and Firefighter Stringham made a second attempt, searching other rooms. By now, the smoke and flames were pushing dangerously low from the ceiling. With air tank alarms ringing, the men retreated from the burning home.  Read more >>>


Firefighter/EMT Joe Stringham
Oakley Fire Department

On November 6, 1995, Firefighter/EMT Joe Stringham and Captain Troy Greenwell, volunteers of the Oakley Fire Department, arrived at a fire, consuming the home of Carl M. Covington. The two were deployed to locate Mr. Covington, who was believed to be in the home. Captain Greenwell and Firefighter Stringham entered the back door of the home and began their search. They did not find Mr. Covington in the living room, where it was believed he would be, and flames and heat forced the men to exit the home. After a few minutes recovery, Firefighter Stringham and Captain Greenwell made a second attempt, searching other rooms.  Read more >>>