Valor: an act of courage performed in the presence of danger.
The following first responders from the Georgia and South Carolina Coastal Empire have demonstrated a great strength of mind or spirit that enabled them to encounter danger with firmness and resolve, while knowing their personal health and well-being were in jeopardy.
The Two Hundred Club Medal of Valor nominees must meet the following qualifications:
(A) The nominee must be (or must have been, at the time of the incident) a first responder.
(B) While in the performance of duty, the nominee must have performed with exceptional meritorious conduct that may have resulted in death or serious injury.
(1) The term “serious injured” means:
(a) an injury that causes great bodily harm and a probability of death, or
(b) that causes significant permanent disfigurement and a significant permanent loss or impairment of the function of any body part or organ.
(2)”Exceptional meritorious conduct” means, while performing or fulfilling responsibilities as a law enforcement officer or firefighter, the nominee distinguished himself/herself Conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his/her own life above and beyond the call of duty. It involves risk of one’s life and is an act of bravery and self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his/her comrades.
(3) “While in the performance of duty” requires more than the Officer or firefighter, being on the duty. Rather, it requires that he/she was acting in an official capacity and performing a law enforcement or firefighting function.
(C) The performance of the foregoing must have occurred while the nominee was undertaking enforcement action when acting in the line of duty or fulfilling his/her responsibilities as a law enforcement officer or firefighter.
(D) Where the nominee has not been seriously injured or killed, the nomination must detail how the officer, while acting in a law enforcement, firefighting, or EMS capacity, performed exceptional meritorious conduct protecting life and/ or property of another.