The Missouri Department of Public Safety is seeking nominations for Missouri Public Safety Medals honoring first responders and civilians for heroic acts performed during 2020.
The Missouri Public Safety Medals; Medal of Valor, Governor’s Medal, and the Public Safety Civilian Partnership Award will once again be awarded for outstanding acts to protect the public and save lives. The Missouri Medal of Valor recognizes heroic service by first responders in an effort to save a life. The Governor’s Medal recognizes extraordinary actions by an organized or ad hoc team of first responders for brave actions above and beyond the call of normal duty. Law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, state and local corrections officers, court officers, and emergency management personnel are eligible for both medals. The Public Safety Civilian Partnership Award honors a civilian who has provided valuable or courageous assistance to first responders in an emergency situation, without regard for their own personal welfare.

Nomination forms and additional information about the awards, including who is eligible to make a nomination, is available at: There is a different nomination form for each award. All nominations must be postmarked by February 28th.