Both US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters were in Charlotte today to award the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Jenkins.
US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters both spoke at the ceremony Friday morning to award the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Deputy Jenkins.
Jenkins received the award for his rescue of a family of three from a condo that caught fire in Delta Township in 2016.
Senator Stabenow emphasized what a rare honor the award is.
“In 2016 only 12 law enforcement officials across the country received the Congressional Badge of Bravery, and only two Michigan law enforcement officials have received this award.”
Senator Peters focused his remarks on the details and heroism of Deputy Jenkins’s actions.
“But you did it without thinking about anything other than doing your job and doing what you were trained to do, which is to protect those who are the most vulnerable and that’s what you did.”
The ceremony included a viewing of Deputy Jenkins’ bodycam video from the night of the rescue, as well as remarks from the Deputy himself, who thanked his family and fellow shift mates for their support.