Awards Ceremony

On Oct. 13, 2020, Governor Mike Parson presented Public Safety Civilian Partnership Awards to, from left, Wesley W. Teague, Rick L. Shannon and Jason C. Gamm for ending the assault on a Trenton, Mo., police officer by a prisoner she was transporting. The officer had been shot in the abdomen in a struggle with the prisoner. They were nominated by the Trenton Police Department.

The Public Safety Civilian Partnership Award is awarded to a civilian or group of civilians who provided valuable or courageous assistance to members of a Missouri public safety agency in an emergency situation or whose training of public safety officers can be directly linked to the saving of a life by a public safety agency. The Public Safety Civilian Partnership Award may be awarded to a citizen whose assistance was given without regard for their own personal welfare and had a positive bearing on the outcome of an incident.

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