For the second time this year, a Missouri Highway Patrol officer has been honored for his heroism.
Sgt. Chris J. Harris, of Troop F based in Jefferson City, was given the Missouri Highway Patrol 2009 Meritorious Service Award earlier this year after keeping an individual from possibly harming a large number of people during a pursuit last year in Mid-Missouri.
On Wednesday, Harris was one of seven public safety officers from across the state to be given the Medal of Valor from Gov. Jay Nixon in a ceremony in the governor's office at the Capitol.