MPD Recognizes Officers Thursday Evening

MPD Recognizes Officers Thursday Evening

MPD Recognizes Officers Thursday Evening

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MOBILE, Alabama -
Back in 2012 deputies in swat gear rushed to a home on Dauphin Island Parkway. A state trooper helicopter hovered above as law enforcement searched for robbery suspect, Lawrence Wallace, Jr. Just minutes before the officers arrived on DIP, Wallace was leaving police headquarters, in handcuffs, on his way to Mobile Metro Jail. He was being transported by Officer Steven Green. Green pulled into the sallie port and that's when the suspect fatally stabbed the officer.
 
Officer Green's wife, Valerie, accepted the highest honor Thursday night when she picked up the Medal of Valor.
 
In 2012 another officer received recognition after he arrived to a robbery in progress at Winn-Dixie in midtown Mobile. Officer Chad Wynne was off-duty at the time but first on scene. As he tried to make entry into the store he was shot in the chest. Wynne spent nearly 2 weeks recovering in the hospital. He was awarded for his quick response and heroic efforts.
 
The officer of the year award was given to Tilford Saunders.
 
In all, 107 awards were presented during the ceremony.
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