November 8, 2011 – (Boise) – The Idaho Medal of Honor Commission is calling for nominations to recognize the heroism and sacrifice of Idaho law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical service providers.

The Idaho Legislature established the Idaho Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS Medal of Honor to honor law enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS providers who have been killed or seriously injured in the line of duty or have distinguished themselves by exceptional meritorious conduct.

The commission is asking chiefs of Idaho law enforcement agencies, fire departments and EMS agencies to submit nominations by January 31, 2012.  Please click here for eligibility requirements, rules and nomination form.  Nominations may be mailed or hand delivered to the Attorney General’s Office, 700 W. Jefferson Street, Room C210, Boise, ID  83720-0010.

The Medal of Honor will be presented to those selected to receive it during the Idaho Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony at Idaho State Police Headquarters in Meridian in May.

“This ceremony honors not only the recipient of the Medal of Honor, but also expresses the state’s gratitude to all public safety officers who protect the public, sometimes at great risk and peril to themselves,” Attorney General and Medal of Honor Commission Chairman Lawrence Wasden said.

The Idaho Medal of Honor has been awarded to 35 recipients since it was created in 2004.

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