APD Recruit Receives Medal of Valor

Arlington Police recruit Jason Jameson received the Medal of Valor on Monday, November 28, 2016 from the Missouri Governor’s Office for acts of bravery during a critical incident last year.

Prior to joining Arlington Police Department, Jameson was a sergeant with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and helped to stop an armed suspect who shot three people and was fleeing from officers.  During the pursuit, the suspect crashed his vehicle. Upon exiting his car, he fired at officers.  Sgt. Jameson returned fire killing the suspect.  The three people shot by the suspect died from their wounds.

Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey praised Jameson’s actions during the pursuit and said, “The deputy did an exemplary job in a very stressful and dangerous situation.”

Jameson is a member of Class 51 of the Arlington Police Academy. He is set to graduate in February 2017.  The Governor of Missouri bestowed the Medal of valor during a ceremony at the capitol yesterday.

A more comprehensive link of the news coverage of the incident is listed below:

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/crime/documents-reveal-new-details-about-suspect-s-fatal-february-shooting/article_eff0c55d-18a7-5d07-a878-89c7f28a0f07.html

 

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