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By Hannah Romero

GRPD officers receive Medal of Valor

Suspect from 2021 shootout sentenced to prison time


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Sergeant Jesse Nielson, Officer Zachary Owens and Officer Kevin Lennon display the Medals of Valor they received for their actions during a shootout in 2021.

Three members of the Green River Police Department were recently given the Medal of Valor for their actions in response to a suspect who exchanged fire with them in the summer of 2021.

This award was given after the recent sentencing of the suspect.

Officers awarded for valor

Sergeant Jesse Nielson, Officer Kevin Lennon and Officer Zachary Owens of the GRPD were recognized during the May 16 Green River City Council meeting and presented with the Medal of Valor.

"In July of 2021, these three officers were involved in an incident that simply doesn't happen very often in Green River," GRPD...

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