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Scott receives Gov.’s Medal of Valor

September 20, 2011

Photo courtesy of Governor Jerry Brown’s Office

Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigator Shane Scott was among 13 first responders to receive the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, California’s highest public safety award, for their bravery and commitment to the people of California. Above, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (l) joins Governor Jerry Brown (r) in presenting the award to Scott on Sept. 14 in Sacramento. Scott has received many commendations following his selfless act of pulling 22-year-old Derek Thomas from a burning vehicle on Aug. 9, 2010. The vehicle was one of three involved in a deadly crash that claimed the lives of four and injured 15. The California State Firefighter’s Association will present Scott with a Medal of Valor of its own on Sept. 30. Scott also received the Inyo County Sheriff’s Medal of Valor in June 2011 and a Medal of Valor from the California Peace Officer’s Association in May 2011. According to Inyo County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Randy Geiger, the awards will make Scott, “the most decorated deputy in the history of the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.”

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