3 Idaho police officers to be given medals of honor

BOISE - Three Idaho police officers - including one who died in the line of duty - will be recognized with Idaho Medals of Honor this week.

The medal is the state's highest honor for law enforcement officers. Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said in a prepared statement that the men all performed courageously in the name of public safety.

One of the recipients, Sgt. Greg Moore with the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, was shot and killed on May 5, 2015 after attempting to stop a suspicious man in an area where several car break-ins had been reported.

The other two recipients, Chief Deputy Mike Barclay and Sgt. Kyle Moore, both with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office, were involved in a high-speed pursuit that began near Hammett when the suspect abandoned his vehicle and pointed a gun at passing motorists and then the officers. Both officers fired at the man, who later died.

The medals will be awarded Wednesday at the Statehouse.

© 2017 Associated Press


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