ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An Avon police officer who shot and killed an attacker at a central Minnesota mall is being honored for bravery.
Officer Jason Falconer is set to receive a Congressional Badge of Bravery on Thursday in St. Cloud.READ MORE: Reps. Omar, Ocasio-Cortez And Other Lawmakers Call On DHS To Drop Visa Sanctions Enacted By Trump
U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer will host the ceremony for Falconer at the St. Cloud Police Department.READ MORE: 6 Tribes Sue Wisconsin In Attempt To Stop November Wolf Hunt
Falconer, a firearms instructor and competitive shooter, was off-duty and shopping at Crossroads Center in St. Cloud in September 2016 when Dahir Adan, dressed in a security guard uniform, stabbed and injured 10 people at the mall. Falconer shot Adan after Adan lunged at him with a knife.
Congress passed the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act in 2008 to honor exceptional acts of bravery from law enforcement.MORE NEWS: 'This Was A Senseless Death': Family Pleads For Answers In Killing Of Devinn Madley
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