Stopping a prison riot isn't among the of law enforcement.
Neither is being shot at by a fleeing gunman.
But in the last year, these three public safety officers faced that and more.
And today in jefferson city first responders from across the state were recognized for their heroism.
Kq2's alan van zandt has more.
<<their job is to protect and serve -- but on monday they were in jefferson thanked for their outstanding work in the line governor mike (sot: governor day, day in and day out, you guys and you women do your jobs the way it should be done, with honor and with integrity.") among those receiving the governor's medal were cameron police chief richard bashor, state patrol trooper bradley muck and several staff members from the crossroads corrections center.
It was through their efforts they were able to end the 2018 riot and standoff at the prison and safely regain control of more than 200 inmates .(sot: chief richard bashor, cameron police dept."
"what an honor to come down and meet the governor and be presented and hear all the other stories across the state.")muck has been a trooper for five years but had just completed hostage negotiator training just weeks before the (sot: mshp trooper bradley muck:: "just staying calm and listening and listening to their concerns and trying to reach a mutual agreement.
I'm very happy that nobody was seriously injured and everything turned out ok.") the governor also presented trooper matthew neely of osborn with a medal of honor for his successful pursuit and capture of a fleeing gunman who had been firing at him.
Mshp trooper matthew neely: "it was pretty scary, honestly, but i knew i had a job to do and i had to do my job.")for the governor, the event was special.
In the past he served for 12 years as sheriff and knows of the sacrifices public make daily.
Parson: my time