Missouri Medal of Valor Review Board

301 West High Street, Room 870
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-4905
Fax: (573)-751-5399

Email: darla.iven@dps.mo.gov
Website:

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 650.457

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Medal of Valor is Missouri’s highest award recognizing public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her own personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

Function: The Medal of Valor is awarded annually by Missouri's Governor after recommendations are submitted by the Medal of Valor Review Board.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 1, possibly 2 per year

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: Approximately 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings:

Total time commitment:

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 2

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: actual and necessary expense

Member Requirements: knowledge and/or expertise in law enforcement

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: from each emergency entity

Senate Consent Required: No

Members

Ms. Victoria Myers
Citizen with Experience in Corrections
Jefferson City
Term begins: May 15, 2007
Term expires: Apr 3, 2011

Mrs. Beverly J. Zieres
Citizen with Experience in EMS
Springfield
Term begins: Sep 7, 2007
Term expires: Apr 3, 2011

Mr. Randy Cole
Citizen with Experience in Fire Fighting
Jefferson City
Term begins: Sep 16, 2015
Term expires: Sep 16, 2019

Mr. Londell Jamerson
Citizen with Experience in Law Enforcement
Wardsville
Term begins: Sep 16, 2015
Term expires: Sep 16, 2019

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten
Department of Public Safety
Jefferson City

Mrs. Barbara L. Shupe
Director of Ambulance District
Stanberry
Term begins: Nov 2, 2007
Term expires: Apr 3, 2011

Mr. Scott Olsen
Fire Chief
Columbia
Term begins: Sep 16, 2015
Term expires: Sep 16, 2019

Ms. Karen Benson
Member appointed at Governor's discretion 1
Mt Vernon
Term begins: Sep 16, 2015
Term expires: Sep 16, 2019

Mr. Oliver Glenn Boyer
Member appointed at Governor's discretion 2
Crystal City
Term begins: Mar 5, 2009
Term expires: Mar 5, 2013

Chief Susan Irene Rockett
Police Chief
Mexico
Term begins: Sep 16, 2015
Term expires: Sep 16, 2019

Vacant Slot
Sheriff