Recipients 2019-05-15T14:12:23+00:00

2019 Medal of Honor Recipients

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.

In 2019, six individuals were recognized for their valor and heroism. In May, three law enforcement officers were awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the Idaho State Capitol Building:

Deputy David Anderson
Ada County Sheriff’s Office

On the night of September 27, 2017, a team of Ada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in a rural Meridian neighborhood for a prowler and possible home invasion. When deputies arrived, they found that a violent and intoxicated man had broken into the residence.   Read more >>>

Deputy Derek Beardall
Ada County Sheriff’s Office

On the night of September 27, 2017, a team of Ada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in a rural Meridian neighborhood for a prowler and possible home invasion. When deputies arrived, they found that a violent and intoxicated man had broken into the residence.  Read more >>>

Sergeant Carlos De Leon, Jr.
Ada County Sheriff’s Office

On the night of September 27, 2017, a team of Ada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in a rural Meridian neighborhood for a prowler and possible home invasion. When deputies arrived, they found that a violent and intoxicated man had broken into the residence.  Read more >>>

Deputy Michael Geisel
Ada County Sheriff’s Office

On the night of September 27, 2017, a team of Ada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in a rural Meridian neighborhood for a prowler and possible home invasion. When deputies arrived, they found that a violent and intoxicated man had broken into the residence.   Read more >>>

Officer Kyle Mikowski
Meridian Police Department

On the afternoon of July 1, 2018, Meridian Police Officer Kyle Mikowski began pursuit of a vehicle whose registered owner had a warrant out for his arrest. When Officer Mikowski was about to initiate a traffic stop, the driver quickly turned in an attempt to avoid the officer.   Read more >>>

Deputy Vishal Sahni
Ada County Sheriff’s Office

On the night of September 27, 2017, a team of Ada County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call in a rural Meridian neighborhood for a prowler and possible home invasion. When deputies arrived, they found that a violent and intoxicated man had broken into the residence.   Read more >>>