CARSON CITY —Several personnel from the Nevada Highway Patrol were awarded a Commendation Medal recently for the timely, professional and outstanding performance they displayed on the morning of Sept. 6 in Carson City.
Shortly before 9 a.m. that morning, the Nevada Department of Public Safety-Communications Center began receiving information of an active shooter near the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) restaurant on South Carson Street.
Three uniformed troopers, a sergeant and a lieutenant immediately responded to the scene and were the initial uniformed personnel who assisted the Carson City Sheriff’s Office with a variety of duties. Some took charge of closing a section of U.S. 395 near the incident in an effort to land three medical helicopters, while others helped to establish and control the traumatic scene while tending to the wounded victims. Additional personnel from the NHP who responded assisted the deputies in setting up a larger perimeter area from the restaurant in the event there were one or more additional perpetrators attempting to flee the scene.
Those honored include Lt. Kevin Bailey, Trooper Chris Austin, Sgt. Todd Hartline, dispatcher Jennifer Schmidt, Trooper Sean Giurlani, dispatcher Serenity Simpson, Trooper Scott Morron and dispatcher Sara Macias.