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File #: 0395X-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/5/2018 In control: Page
On agenda: 12/10/2018 Final action: 12/13/2018
Title: To honor and celebrate the brave and heroic action of Corporal Kenneth Hampton and to congratulate him on receiving 2018 Medal of Valor
Sponsors: Jaiza Page, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Emmanuel V. Remy, Michael Stinziano, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To honor and celebrate the brave and heroic action of Corporal Kenneth Hampton and to congratulate him on receiving 2018 Medal of Valor

 

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WHEREAS, Kenneth C. Hampton was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and he is currently serving his 22nd year on the Detroit Police Department.  On August 8, 2018, Officer Hampton and other Officers acted swiftly and went above and beyond the line of duty;

 

WHEREAS, Sergeant William Jackson, Police Officer Fadi Shukur, Police Officer Erica Mardis, and Corporal Billie Peter responded to reports of a large and disorderly crowd. As the officers began to peacefully clear the crowd, Police Officer Fadi Shukur was struck by a vehicle from behind that continued to speed away; and 

 

WHEREAS, The officers rushed to the aid of Officer Shukur. Corporal Peters and Officer Mardis rushed Officer Shukur to the hospital as Officer Hampton helped to block traffic, while Sergeant Jackson remained to help maintain the scene; and

 

WHEREAS, On November 29th, 2018, the officers were recognized at the 2018 “Above and Beyond Awards,” where they received the Medal of Valor for their ability to care for Officer Shukur and their chivalry; now therefore,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:  That this Council does hereby honor and celebrate the actions of Corporal Kenneth Hampton and his colleagues.