Courtesy City of Milton, GA
MILTON, GA., July 28, 2009 - Milton Police Officers Nathan Allen and Andrew Phillips will be recognized and presented with the Medal of Valor by the Mayor and Council at the Aug. 3 City Council Meeting. On May 10, Allen and Phillips responded to an automobile accident with injuries on Hopewell Road. Upon their arrival they found the vehicle overturned and on fire. The victim was dangerously close to the burning vehicle and the officers had to combat smoke, high heat and difficult terrain to rescue him. Allen and Phillips removed the unconscious man from the crash site and transferred him to medical personnel. "Officers Allen and Phillips performed with professionalism and courage in the face of significant personal risk to assist a citizen," said Capt. Shawn McCarty. "As such they are presented with the department's first ever Medal of Valor in recognition and appreciation of their fine efforts."
Allen and Phillips are the first Milton officers to receive this high honor. Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its residents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.