(Hillsboro) Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were recently awarded the Medal of Valor. Deputies Kyle Kolinski and Justin Faulkner were recognized from a traffic pursuit that took place a little over a year ago which spilled over into Illinois before the incident was halted. Major Gary Higginbotham says it was a great honor for those two hard-working members of the department.
Also, Deputy Zach Faulkner was injured after being hit by a ricochet bullet in a separate incident earlier this year. Major Higginbotham says Deputy Faulkner is recovering well.
Deputy Faulkner is still performing light duties with the Sheriff’s Office but hopes to return to full-time duty soon.