For their heroic actions on May 6th, 2018, Retired Casper Police Officer Jacob Carlson and Officer Randi Garrett will be awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery by U.S. Senator John Barrasso during a ceremony in Casper.
The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th, beginning at 2:00pm, at David Street Station. The Casper Police Department welcomes the community to attend and show support for these officers.
According to the Department of Justice, every day, federal, state, and local law enforcement officers engage in exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty. Often, such acts place the officers involved at personal risk of injury or result in their sustaining a physical injury. To honor these acts of bravery, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-298), creating the Federal Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery and the State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. The act establishes an award to honor exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. Additional information about the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery can be found at bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery.
For additional information regarding the May 6th, 2018 event, please visit http://bja.ojp.gov/…/recipients/2018/carlson-garrett.
“The Congressional Badge of Bravery is not simply bestowed upon its recipients; it is earned at great hazard through exceptional bravery and professionalism in the face of extreme danger. Retired Police Officer Jacob Carlson and Officer Randi Garrett, by their actions, dedication, and bravery, earned the right to be counted among the select few law enforcement professionals that have been honored with this distinction,” said Casper Police Department Chief Keith McPheeters. “Their actions on that day reflect great credit upon themselves, our community, and the law enforcement profession. Along with the rest of the hard-working men and women of the Casper Police Department, this City is fortunate to claim these two heroes as their own. I could not be more proud of these two officers and I am grateful to see them recognized for their selfless service to #ourcommunity.”
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.