Member Receives Highest Law Enforcement Award
Contributed By Noelle Baldwin, Church News contributor
- Brother Call was the only FBI agent to receive the Medal of Valor award.
- He received the award for helping rescue a woman who was held at gunpoint by her ex-husband.
Special Agent Tyler Call was one of 13 law enforcement officers to be awarded the Medal of Valor by President Barack Obama on May 16. He also received the FBI Shield of Bravery award from FBI director James Comey.
Brother Call was the only FBI agent to receive the Medal of Valor award, the highest award for law enforcement officers. The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who go above the call of duty to protect others and exhibit extraordinary amounts of courage heedless of their own personal safety. Brother Call received the award for his actions while he was off duty with his family, when he helped rescue a woman who was held at gunpoint by her ex-husband.
Brother Call, who is a returned missionary, attended the ceremonies with his wife, infant son, and parents. After the medal was placed around his neck, Brother Call’s son cooed and President Obama said, “That’s your little boy cheering you on.”
In his speech President Obama said, “The men and women who run toward danger remind us with your courage and humility what the highest form of citizenship looks like.”
The Shield of Bravery is awarded to FBI agents who show brave, courageous acts while in the line of duty. “It was a tremendous honor and he is golden,” said Brother Call’s father, Wayne Call. “He’s a star.”