8 Missouri Law Officers Awarded Medal of Valor
JEFFERSON CITY - Eight law enforcement officers have received Medal of Valor awards from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for acts of heroism.
Nixon presented the medals Wednesday during a ceremony at the state Capitol. The annual awards are based on the recommendation of a special review board.
The medal recipients for actions that occurred in 2010 are: Mathew Crosby and Jorden Lewis of the Rock Hill Police Department; Donald Doza of the Missouri State Highway Patrol; Joseph Haman of the St. Louis Police Department; Steven Landsness of the O'Fallon Police Department; Darren Rodgers of the Arnold Police Department; Gerald Williams of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office; and Kenneth Smith Jr. of the St. Joseph Police Department.