Medal of Valor http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Slain St. Louis Police Officer Receives Medal of Valor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slain-st-louis-police-officer-receives-medal-valor <p>For the first time ever, Missouri’s Medal of Valor has been awarded posthumously.</p><p>During a ceremony today at the State Capitol,&nbsp;Missouri's highest public safety honor was given to the late Daryl Hall of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.&nbsp; He was fatally shot on April 24th, 2011, while off-duty as he responded to gunfire outside a&nbsp;downtown nightclub.&nbsp; Hall returned fire and also fatally shot the gunman.&nbsp; Joseph Love, Hall’s uncle, says he’s not surprised that his nephew put himself in harm’s way to protect others. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:06:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 5302 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Slain St. Louis Police Officer Receives Medal of Valor 8 Mo. law officers awarded Medal of Valor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/8-mo-law-officers-awarded-medal-valor <p>Eight law enforcement officers have received Medal of Valor awards from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon for acts of heroism - among them are officers from the St. Louis region.</p><p>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.</p><p>The medal recipients for actions that occurred in 2010 are:</p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:30:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 2387 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 8 Mo. law officers awarded Medal of Valor