Elmore deputies, fallen officer honored for bravery

Three Idaho law enforcement officers were awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor on Wednesday at the Statehouse.

BOISE - Two Elmore County deputies and a fallen Coeur d'Alene police officer were honored Wednesday afternoon at the Statehouse for their courage in the line the duty.

Lt. Gov. Brad Little awarded the Idaho Medal of Honor to family members of Sgt. Greg Moore, of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, and Chief Deputy Mike Barclay and Sgt. Kyle Moore, both of the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.

Greg Moore received the medal posthumously. He was shot and killed on May 5, 2015 after attempting to stop a suspicious man in an area where several car break-ins had been reported.

The other two recipients, Barclay and Kyle Moore, were involved in a high-speed pursuit that began near Hammett when the suspect abandoned his vehicle and pointed a gun at passing motorists and then the officers. Both officers fired at the man, who later died.

Little said the men "acted with extraordinary heroism in the face of grave danger to your own lives and went above and beyond the call of duty."

The Idaho Medal of Honor is the state's highest honor for law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical providers.

A ceremony to honor Idaho firefighters will be held in September.

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