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FSUPD Officers Received Metal of Heroism from Governor

FSUPD Officers Received Metal of Heroism from Governor
FSUPD Officers Received Metal of Heroism from Governor
Posted at 3:52 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 15:52:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Tuesday, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded five Florida State University Police Department Officers with the Medal of Heroism.

Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, and Officer Parise Adams of the Florida State University Police Department recieved the Medal of Heroism for their quick reaction in a hostile situation.

On November 20, 2014, the Florida State University Police Department responded to a call of an active shooter on campus at Strozier Library. The gunman entered the library with 400 students and opened fire at three students, injuring two. Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, and Officer Parise Adams confronted the gunman on the outside steps of the library. The gunman refused the officers’ request to drop his weapon and opened fire. The officers returned fire, taking down the gunman.

Governor Scott said, “Every student deserves to feel safe on their campus and I am thankful that FSU Police Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, and Officer Parise Adams did not hesitate to respond to a dangerous situation in order to protect the students at Florida State University. Their brave actions helped save lives of FSU students and faculty members, and I am proud to recognize their courage and service today.”