Three Salina Police Officers were honored during the opening moments of the City Commission meeting Monday – for their actions during a shooting incident last May.
An overflow crowd gave the trio a standing ovation after Chief Brad Nelson shared comments and a short video that was captured on a police body camera of the event.
Mayor Aaron Householter awarded plaques to Officer Scott Hogeland, Offier Gary Hanus and Offier Mike Miller for serving Salina with Valor on May 21, 2014.
The incident began when Officers Miller and Hanus were interviewing a woman near her home after she reported a domestic dispute with her boyfriend.
Moments later Officer Scott Hogeland arrived as backup, and 45-year-old Jose Carrillo walked toward the group with a rifle and opened fire.
Hogeland returned fire and hit Carrillo twice.
Carrillo was treated for non life threatening wounds at Salina Regional Health Center and was booked into the Saline County Jail on three counts of attempted first degree murder.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation exonerated all three officers in the May 21st shooting that happened near Centennial Park.