2018 Medal of Honor Recipients

In recognition for extraordinary acts of valor and heroism, the Idaho Law Enforcement, Firefighting and EMS Medal of Honor is awarded to law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMTs who have been distinguished by exceptionally meritorious conduct, assuring that the sacrifices of these professionals are recognized and their bravery honored by the state whose citizens they protect.

In 2018, one individual was recognized for his valor and heroism. In May, one law enforcement officer was awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor during a ceremony at the Idaho State Capitol Building:

Corporal Charles Hoop
Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office

On December 13, 2017, at approximately 7:14 p.m. in Twin Falls, emergency service personnel responded to the Perrine Bridge. Dispatchers had received a report of a suicidal teenager preparing to jump off the bridge. Corporal Charles Hoop, of the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office, arrived within three minutes of the call and found the teenager hanging onto the outside of the railing, very distraught.  Read more >>>