Puyallup police detective Micah Wilson and retired detective Scott Bramhall will be awarded the Washington state Law Enforcement Medal of Honor for their actions during an Aug. 11 shooting, Chief Bryan Jeter announced Wednesday.
Terault then led officers on a eight-minute chase while shooting at them numerous times. Bramhall, a plainclothes detective, shot Terault in the leg, and Wilson pinned Terault under his police car, the police reports say.
“There were many exceptional acts that day by members of the Puyallup Police Department as well as the citizens of Puyallup,” Jeter wrote in a news release.
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“Detective Bramhall and Detective Wilson’s actions stood out and directly resulted in stopping the suspect’s rampage.”
The ceremony will take place at noon May 6 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol Campus in Olympia.
Bramhall was a 33-year Puyallup police veteran before retiring in September. Wilson has worked for the department for 10 years.
Puyallup police have had four other recipients of the Medal of Honor:
▪ Constable William Jeffery (Sept. 30, 1894.)
▪ Chief Frank Chadwick and officer Harry Storem (both July 15, 1935), both died in the line of duty.
▪ Officer Gary Shilley survived a gunshot wound to the face in 2006.
Officer Jon Waller, who now works for Puyallup, received the medal in 2013 while working for Lakewood police.