3 St. Louis area first responders to be honored with Medal of Valor from Gov. Nixon

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(KPLR) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Monday will present the Medal of Valor for extraordinary acts of bravery to 10 public safety officers in the state.

Three of them are from the St. Louis area.

They include Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak.

Our partners at the Post-Dispatch report that in September of 2015, then Captain Marshak saved an 85-year-old man from a burning van on the shoulder of Highway 141.

Meramec Ambulance District paramedic Jordan Selsor, from Villa Ridge, is being honored for his efforts in December of last year.

Selsor rode the bucket of a farmer’s front-loader through floodwaters and climbed onto a floating car.

Selsor broke out the sunroof to rescue a woman inside as the car filled with water.

In February of 2015, St. Charles police officer Jeff Haislip rescued an 86-year-old woman from a burning house on North Third Street.

Without any protective gear, Haislip forced open the door and carried the woman to safety.

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