DOINews: NPS-USPP: Sergeant Timothy McMorrow Receives Heroism Award

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Secretary Jewell and Sgt. McMorrow shaking hands.
Before receiving the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Medal for Valor award, Sgt. Timothy McMorrow received a U.S. Park Police award of Merit during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in February 2014. Here, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell presents McMorrow with that award. Photo by Tami Heilemann, DOI Office of Communications.

U.S. Park Police Sgt. Timothy McMorrow was recognized on Jan. 26, 2015, at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers for his heroism and bravery beyond the call of duty for his role in the response to the Washington Navy Yard shootings in the District of Columbia on Sept. 16, 2013. The Department of the Navy awarded McMorrow with the Superior Civilian Medal for Valor for knowingly making entry into the Washington Navy Yard Building 197 with full knowledge of a gunman actively shooting and killing persons within. He worked with officers from other units and agencies, forming teams to clear office spaces, evacuate victims, search for the suspect and stop the killing. McMorrow encountered deceased victims and heard gunshots as he continued to move toward the threat.

McMorrow is a detailed instructor to the FLETC's Enforcement Operations Division. McMorrow's duties include instruction in the area of basic tactics and active-shooter response. This instruction prepares officers and agents to respond effectively to incidents should they be called upon to do so. Attendees for McMorrow's award presentation included students from the Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program class, FLETC senior-management officials, FLETC Active Threat and Basic Tactics instructors, representatives from the Department of the Interior and National Park Service, many former U.S. Police officers; and his wife and daughter.

By: Sgt. Lelani Woods, public information officer, USPP, NPS

Feb. 2, 2015

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