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.
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.
The medal recipients for actions that occurred in 2010 are:
For more photos of today's ceremony, here's a Flickr album put together by the Mo. Dept. of Public Safety: