Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Idaho State Police to award Silver Stars and Certificate of Appreciation for Heroism

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Idaho State Police
Regional Communication Center - North
615 W Wilbur Ave
Suite A
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815

Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices
District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208) 209- 8618

The Idaho State Police will be awarding two Silver Stars for Heroism and a Certificate of Appreciation for Heroism on January 13th, 2017. The media and members of the public are invited to attend both ceremonies.

On Friday January 13th at 11:45 a.m, The Idaho State Police will award a Certificate of Appreciation for Heroism to Dwight Bailey of Spokane, for the lifesaving actions he took on June 13th, 2016. Mr. Bailey assisted in saving a female?s life on I90 near milepost 2, Pleasantview in Post Falls. The award will be presented on Friday, January 13th at 1145pm.

On Friday January 13th at 1:00 p.m. The Idaho State Police will be awarding two ISP Troopers with the Silver Star for heroism. During the incident, which took place in May of 2016, the two troopers wrestled a knife away from a despondent and suicidal women at great risk to their own safety. Both troopers sustained minor injuries during the incident and the women was unharmed. The incident was captured on a dash camera and a copy of the video will be made available immediately following the award presentation. The two troopers as well as member of the Idaho State Police command staff will also be available for interviews following the event.

The criteria for the Idaho State Police Silver Star are as follows:

The Silver Star is the second highest award for heroism in the face of danger that may be presented to a sworn officer and is awarded according to the following criteria:
a. the officer knowingly exposes him/herself to potential injury or death in order to affect an arrest, prevent injury or death to another person, or accomplish a legitimate police objective;
b. the officer acts above the scope of duty normally expected of officers during police activities and exhibits bravery and selflessness to accomplish the task;
c. the officer acts in accordance with the highest ideal of professional police service;
d. the officer acts rationally in determining the course of action based upon facts known at the time
Please contact ISP Captain John Kempf with any questions.