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JCPD officers earn Medal of Valor

Two Jefferson City Police officers have received the Medal of Valor award from Missouri’s governor, for their roles in a deadly April 2020 incident involving a man suspected of several drive-by shootings. Jefferson City Police Sergeant Michael Ottolini and Detective LeeAlex Clawson acted quickly:

Director Karsten says Clawson and Ottolini chased the suspect into a wooded area at night, with Clawson jumping over a fence and tackling the suspect. The suspect shot Clawson twice, before being shot and killed by Ottolini.

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