BOISE, Idaho – Sergeant Greg Moore of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department will receive the Idaho Medal of Honor posthumously on Wednesday.
The Idaho Medal of Honor Commission met and voted unanimously to posthumously award Sgt. Greg Moore the Medal of Honor. Moore was shot and killed on May 5, 2015 while on duty.
“There is no higher honor bestowed upon law enforcement by the State of Idaho than the Medal of Honor,” said Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, chairman of the Medal of Honor Commission.
The Coeur d’Alene Police Department said the discussion surrounding the award centered on two key points.
First the CDA Police Department said Sgt. Moore was killed in the line of duty, which is one criteria by which a person may be considered for the Medal of Honor.
Second they CDA Police Department said, although Sgt. Moore was in a supervisory role and could have simply taken more of an administrative attitude toward his duties, he was actively patrolling the streets of the community in the middle of the night in an effort to keep the community safe.
The Department said Moore's leadership example was not only an inspiration for the police officers who served with him prior to the tragic events of that night, but it continues to serve as a reminder that the CDA Police Department’s primary role is to protect the citizens of the community.
Sergeant Kyle Moore and Chief Deputy Mike Barclay of the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office will also receive the award.
Moore and Barclay were responsible for ending a scenario that endangered motorists on Interstate 84 in August 2016.
Editor's Note: This story previously stated Sgt. Moore would receive the award on Monday. He will be awarded the Medal of Honor on Wednesday.