Medal of Valor for Mpls. security guard who disarmed attacker, saved victim's life
The highest honors bestowed by the Minneapolis Police Department were presented Tuesday to a militarily trained security guard who fended off a knife-wielding attacker and saved the victim’s life in the process and to two uniformed officers who dodged bullets in a bustling downtown scene and arrested the gunmen.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau said during a City Hall ceremony that the awards are only a “small snapshot” of the heroics she sees everyday. The chief stressed the theme of officers and civilians alike putting others’ safety ahead of their own.
Army veteran Harrison Hamilton received the highest of honors for the danger he confronted on the morning of July 11 outside an apartment building near 12th and Fremont Avenues N.