Medals Of Valor, Purple Hearts Awarded To Officers Involved In NAS Pensacola Attack

February 1, 2020

“These men went above and beyond the call of duty.”

That’s how Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan described eight law enforcement officers honored Friday for their response to the December 6 terrorist attack on NAS Pensacola.

Honored were Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Mike Hoyland, Deputy Matthew Keebler, Deputy Matthew Housam, Senior Deputy Grant Lopez, Deputy Jonathan Glass, and Deputy Matthew Tinch; and Department of Defense security officers Captain Robert Johnson and Captain Charles Hogue. They were awarded the Medal of Valor for going above and beyond during the attack that left three people dead.

Glass, Tinch and  Hogue were presented with Purple Hearts during the ceremony at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church.

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8 Responses to “Medals Of Valor, Purple Hearts Awarded To Officers Involved In NAS Pensacola Attack”

  1. Sandra Vitron on February 4th, 2020 7:57 pm

    Thank you for your heroic service and the risks you took!

  2. Eric Anthony on February 3rd, 2020 6:09 pm

    I am glad you were all recognized for your bravery — not just as a military accolade (which you deserve and I hope will enhance your careers in the service); but for the public support and appreciation for your willingness to sacrifice.

  3. W.w on February 3rd, 2020 2:57 pm

    Training, leadership and wisdom carried them through their lives.

  4. Willene & Preston Bryan on February 2nd, 2020 8:20 am

    Thank you, Congratulations to all.

  5. Peggy Ellison on February 2nd, 2020 12:03 am

    Our true heroes. We are proud of you all.
    Charlie –so happy you are feeling better.
    Kathleen, Miles and I are so proud of you. You are our hero.

  6. Candace on February 1st, 2020 10:14 am

    Thank you for your quick response and service to our community

  7. JTV on February 1st, 2020 8:47 am

    Thank you heroes.

  8. 91 on February 1st, 2020 12:56 am

    True Heroes. Well deserved. We are all very proud of you.

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