JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon today presented the Missouri Medal of Valor to eight public safety officers from across the state for their exceptionally brave and heroic acts in efforts to save lives and protect the public during 2011. Among those honored today was the first Medal of Valor recipient to be killed in the line of duty and receive the award posthumously, Officer Daryl A. Hall of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
Family members and the officers' colleagues were on hand for the presentation of Missouri's highest public safety award during a ceremony in the Governor's office in the Capitol. Gov. Nixon was joined at the ceremony by Department of Public Safety Director Jerry Lee.
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