Falconer To Receive Bravery Award
Matt Demczyk | Apr 4, 2018 AT 11:53 am
(KNSI) - The off-duty police officer who stopped the terrorist attack at Crossroads Center in September 2016 will be receiving a big honor.
Jason Falconer will be presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery in a ceremony at the St. Cloud Police Department on Thursday.
A news release from Congressman Tom Emmer's office reads Falconer saved countless lives after taking down an attacker in a St. Cloud mall in September 2016. The attacker stabbed 10 people before being shot and killed by Falconer.
In 2008, to honor exceptional acts of bravery from our law enforcement, Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act. The act establishes an award to honor exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. The medals are awarded annually by the U.S. Attorney General and are presented by the recipients' Congressional representatives.
Falconer, an Avon police officer, was named Officer of the Year by the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association in 2017.
Below is an interview KNSI's Bob Hughes did with Falconer about that night.