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