2009 Recipients 2017-06-27T12:16:14+00:00

2009 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.

On May 8, 2009, the following individuals were recognized for their valor and heroism:

Officer Robert M. Berrier
Boise Police Department

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Rob Berrier and his partner, Officer Mark Stall, responded to a call to assist at a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rider’s Bar in downtown Boise. The two men in the automobile, brothers Craig and Doug Brodrick, defied nearly every command given to them by Boise Police Officers Bryan Hagler and Stephen Van Doren. With Officers Dale Rogers, Ron Winegar, Gary Wiggins, Mark Stall, and Rob Berrier present, Craig Brodrick was commanded three times to raise his jacket and turn around.  Read more >>>

Officer Chris Davis

Officer Chris Davis
Boise Police Department

On August 5, 2008, Boise Police Officer Chris Davis responded to a Code Three call to “assist fire”. Officer Davis observed the fire, propelled by 50 mile per hour winds, racing toward the Oregon Trail Heights Subdivision in Boise, Idaho. Officer Davis drove to the threatened subdivision, where he joined Boise Police Officer Jason Rose. Breathing thick, black smoke, Officers Davis and Rose ran from door to door, evacuating residents from their homes. Read more >>>

Officer Bryan Hagler

Officer Bryan Hagler
Boise Police Department

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Bryan Hagler and his partner, Officer Stephen Van Doren, initiated a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rider’s Bar in downtown Boise. The two men in the automobile, brothers Craig and Doug Brodrick, displayed belligerent and aggressive behavior as they repeatedly defied Officer Hagler’s commands. Officer Hagler remained polite and controlled. Read more >>>

Firefighter David Earl Korom

Firefighter David Earl Korom
Oakley Fire Department

On Sunday evening, January 18, 2009, Oakley Volunteer Firefighter David Korom was celebrating his wedding anniversary at home with his family when he heard a loud crash outside. Peering through the dense fog, he saw a mid-size 4-door pickup truck pinned under a large liquid-fill tanker truck. There were flames coming from under the pickup. As he approached the pickup, he could see 20-year-old Tenessa Papp, semi-conscious, in the driver’s seat.  Read more >>>

Officer Jason E. Rose

Officer Jason E. Rose
Boise Police Department

On August 5, 2008, Boise Police Officer Jason Rose responded to a Code Three call to “assist fire”. Officer Rose observed the fire, propelled by 50 mile per hour winds, racing toward the Oregon Trail Heights Subdivision. Officer Rose drove to the threatened subdivision, where he was joined by Boise Police Officer Chris Davis. Breathing thick, black, toxic smoke, Officers Davis and Rose ran from door to door, evacuating residents from their homes. Read more >>>

Firefighter David Lauren Roundy, Sr.

Firefighter David Lauren Roundy, Sr.
Oakley Fire Department

On Sunday evening, January 18, 2009, Oakley Volunteer Firefighter David Roundy was driving home after his shift as a Heyburn Police Officer. The fog was exceptionally dense. He came upon a large liquid-fill tanker truck, parked across both lanes of the highway. As he cautiously drove around the tanker, he found that a mid-size 4-door pickup truck was pinned under the tanker. He could see flames coming from under the mangled hood of the pickup. He immediately parked his vehicle and called in the incident to Cassia County dispatch. Read more >>>

Officer Mark Stall

Officer Mark Stall
Boise Police Department

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Mark Stall and his partner, Officer Rob Berrier, responded to a call to assist at a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rider’s Bar in downtown Boise. The two men in the stopped automobile, brothers Craig and Doug Brodrick, defied nearly every command given to them by Boise Police Officers Bryan Hagler and Stephen Van Doren. Read more >>>

Officer Stephen D. Van Doren

Officer Stephen D. Van Doren
Boise Police Department

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Stephen Van Doren and his partner, Officer Bryan Hagler, stopped a suspicious automobile in the parking lot of the Rider’s Bar in downtown Boise. The two men in the automobile, brothers Craig and Doug Brodrick, displayed belligerent and aggressive behavior as they repeatedly defied Officer Hagler’s commands. Read more >>>

Officer Gary R. Wiggins

Officer Gary R. Wiggins
Boise Police Department

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Gary Wiggins responded to a call to assist at a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rider’s Bar in downtown Boise. The two men in the automobile, brothers Craig and Doug Brodrick, defied nearly every command given to them by Boise Police Officers Bryan Hagler and Stephen Van Doren. Read more >>>

Officer Ron Winegar

Officer Ron Winegar
Boise Police Department

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Ron Winegar responded to a call to assist at a traffic stop in the parking lot of the Rider’s Bar in downtown Boise. The two men in the stopped automobile, brothers Craig and Doug Brodrick, defied nearly every command given to them by Boise Police Officers Bryan Hagler and Stephen Van Doren. Read more >>>