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2011 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 20, 2011, the following individuals were recognized for their valor and heroism:

Firefighter Dylan Clark

Firefighter Dylan Clark
Coeur d’Alene Fire Department

On June 19, 2010, at approximately 7:40 p.m., EMS 22 was dispatched to a vehicle that had crashed into a house. Firefighters Dylan Clark and Nathan Hyder were the first on scene, where they found a truck full into a garage, with the accelerator pushed to the floor and wheels still spinning. The patient was unconscious in the vehicle. Copious amounts of black smoke were present, as well as flying debris from the spinning tires. Read more >>>

Officer Adam Crist

Officer Adam Crist
Boise Police Department

On August 21, 2010, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Boise Police Officers Adam Crist, Casey Hancuff and Jason Rose responded to an active shooter call. A frantic woman told Dispatch that someone was shooting at her door. The shooter then entered her home and desperate screams were heard. Officers Crist, Hancuff and Rose entered the dangerous homicidal shooting environment at great risk, where they encountered two people with gunshot wounds. Read more >>>

Officer Casey Hancuff

Officer Casey Hancuff
Boise Police Department

On August 21, 2010, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Boise Police Officers Casey Hancuff, Adam Crist, and Jason Rose responded to an active shooter call. A frantic woman told Dispatch that someone was shooting at her door. The shooter then entered her home and desperate screams were heard. Officers Hancuff, Crist and Rose entered the dangerous homicidal shooting environment at great risk, where they encountered two people with gunshot wounds. Read more >>>

Firefighter Nathan Hyder

Firefighter Nathan Hyder
Coeur d’Alene Fire Department

On June 19, 2010, at approximately 7:40 p.m., EMS 22 was dispatched to a vehicle that had crashed into a house. Firefighters Dylan Clark and Nathan Hyder were the first on scene, where they found a truck full into a garage, with the accelerator pushed to the floor and wheels still spinning. The patient was unconscious in the vehicle. Copious amounts of black smoke were present, as well as flying debris from the spinning tires. Read more >>>

Officer Brent "Jake" Jacobson

Officer Brent “Jake” Jacobson
U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement

On January 11, 1989, at approximately 9:15 p.m., a violent home invasion, robbery and kidnapping took place in Sagel, Idaho, triggering a 22-hour manhunt by the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office. U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer Brent “Jake” Jacobson, deputized by the Bonner County Sheriff, volunteered to assist in the search, offering his familiarity with the area and expertise in tracking. Read more >>>

Officer Jason Rose

Officer Jason Rose
Boise Police Department

On August 21, 2010, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Boise Police Officers Jason Rose, Casey Hancuff and Adam Crist responded to an active shooter call. A frantic woman told Dispatch that someone was shooting at her door. The shooter then entered her home and desperate screams were heard. Officers Rose, Hancuff and Crist entered the dangerous homicidal shooting environment at great risk, where they encountered two people with gunshot wounds. Read more >>>