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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ceremonies scheduled to award 2020 recipients were postposed. The 2020 recipients will be awarded at a combined 2020-2021 ceremony which is scheduled on August 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Auditorium in the Idaho State Capitol at 700 W. Jefferson Street in Boise.
In February 2021, the Idaho Medal of Honor Commission met and selected five law enforcement officers and one conservation officer to receive the Idaho Medal of Honor. The 2021 recipients are: