NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Seven officers from the Metro-Nashville and Berry Hill police departments were honored Tuesday for their efforts in saving a deputy’s life during a shooting at 100 Oaks in June.
The Berry Hill Police Department hosted an event to honor the officers who were first on the scene when Robertson County Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Wiley was attacked by an inmate.
Wiley was critically injured after being stabbed and shot multiple times.
The responding officers secured the scene and applied first aid to Deputy Wiley as they waited for paramedics. Their actions saved Wiley’s life.
Those awarded the American Police Hall of Fame Silver Star for Bravery award were Lt. John Gleixner, Sgt. Tim Coleman, Cpl. Ronnie Hill and Officer Larry Carter, all of the Berry Hill Police Department, and Officer Justin Pinkelton with the Metro-Nashville Police Department.
The Life Saving Award was given to Lt. Gleixner and Cpl. Hill, of Berry Hill PD, and Lt. Johnnie Melzoni and Officer Ron Black of MNPD.
Deputy Wiley was in attendance Tuesday night to thank the officers for their quick actions.
“I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank all the officers involved that day, especially those being honored tonight,” Wiley told the men. “You saved my life. I wouldn’t be here without you.”