Calhoun County Sheriff Sergeant And Deputy Receive Award From Florida Attorney General
Florida’s Attorney General recognizes a Calhoun County Sheriff sergeant and deputy who responded to an active-shooter situation in May. The officers received a Back the Blue award.
On May 30, Sergeant Colby Beck was shot in the leg while attempting to stop an active shooter at the Powerhouse Motorsports Park. The shooter was 46-year-old Derrick Thompson from Dothan, Alabama. He injured five civilians, one died. Law enforcement killed Thompson in the altercation.
After getting emergency surgery, Beck is expected to make a full recovery. Now, alongside an award from the attorney general, he’ll be receiving more $7,500 from the Running 4 Heroes Injured First Responder Grant. Deputy Reese Dew gave Beck first aid during the incident and will also receive an award. In a statement, Attorney General Ashley Moody says it’s an honor and privilege to recognize both first responders.