Springfield Medal of Honor ceremony

Springfield Medal of Honor ceremony


NEW THIS MORNING… A SPECIAL CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE TONIGHT FOR A FALLEN SPRINGFIELD POLICE OFFICER. SEVERAL LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS , WHO CAPTURED AN ESCAPED CONVICT AFTER A SHOOTOUT LAST YEAR, WILL ALSO BE HONORED. 22NEWS REPORTER NICOLE NALEPA IS LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD TO TELL US WHO WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT THIS EVENT. POLICE SAY THE FAMILY OF LATE SPRINGFIELD OFFICER KEVIN AMBROSE WILL ACCEPT A MEDAL OF HONOR IN HIS NAME AT TONIGHT’S EVENT HERE AT SPRINGFIELD CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. AMBROSE DIED ON DUTY IN JUNE, WHILE TRYING TO HELP A WOMAN WHOSE BOYFRIEND HAD THREATENED HER. POLICE SAID THE BOYFRIEND, WHO WAS A NEW YORK CITY CORRECTIONS OFFICER, OPENED FIRE AND KILLED AMBROSE AS THE VETERAN OFFICER TRIED TO PROTECT THE WOMAN AT HER APARTMENT BUILDING. FOUR OTHER LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS WILL ALSO BE RECEIVING MEDALS TONIGHT FOR APRIL 2011 INCIDENT INVOLVING THE ARREST OF ESCAPED CONVICT, TAMIK KIRKLAND. KIRKLAND WAS SHOT BY POLICE AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY OPENED FIRE AT A BARBER SHOP. HE’S A ACCUSED OF KILLING A CUSTOMER AND WOUNDING THE BARBER. A SPRINGFIELD OFFICER AND A STATE TROOPER WERE ALSO SHOT IN THE SHOOTOUT WITH THE SUSPECT. THIS SPECIAL CEREMONY WILL BEGIN AT 6PM, AT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL…ON ROOSEVELT AVE. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND…AND SHOW THEIR SUPPORT. LIVE IN SPRINGFIELD, NICOLE NALEPA, 22NEWS.

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