March 31 deadline is approaching for nominations for Missouri's highest award for public safety officers
Medal of Valor nominations must be received or postmarked by March 31 deadline
The deadline is quickly approaching for nominations for Missouri's Public Safety Officer
Medal of Valor award, honoring extraordinary valor above and beyond the call of duty by
public safety officers. The nomination deadline for recognition of acts of valor during 2011 is
March 31, 2012.
The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is awarded annually to public safety officers who
exhibit "exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual
swiftness of action, regardless of his or her own personal safety, in the attempt to save or
protect human life."
Eight Medals of Valor were awarded last year for actions in 2010. Eligible individuals must be
serving a public agency, with or without compensation, as a firefighter, law enforcement officer
or emergency personnel. State and local corrections, court and civil defense officers are also
The Department of Public Safety will receive applications and forward them to the Missouri
Medal of Valor Review Board. Applications are available on the DPS Web site in the "Popular
Links" section at: www.dps.mo.gov.
Because original signatures are required, applications must
be printed and mailed to:
State of Missouri, MO DPS
Medal of Valor Review Board
301 West High Street, Room 870
Jefferson City, MO 65102