LINCOLN —- Four Nebraska law enforcement officers have been honored with the Military Order of the Purple Heart First Responder Citation.
Timothy Flick, Kirk Felker and Matt Shannon were honored Sept. 3 for their roles in the 14-hour standoff in Alliance on June 12. Flick, a 15-year Nebraska State Patrol veteran, was injured by gunfire from an armed suspect. The Alliance police officers, Felker and Shannon, also were injured.
Jeffery Van Stelton, a six-year Nebraska State Patrol veteran, also was presented with the award. Van Stelton was injured in a fiery crash with an unlicensed driver.
The First Responder Citation began as a way to convey the Military Order of the Purple Heart's respect and appreciation for the sacrifices of first responders.
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