|Published:||Aug 06, 2012 5:31 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 06, 2012 5:31 PM EDT|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County Sergeant was honored with the Medal of Valor, for her role in detaining an alleged killer.
Sergeant Kristin Shiner is credited with helping Cape Coral Police arrest Kenneth Roop.
On July 25, Shiner was at her Cape Coral home when she heard gunshots. "I never thought twice about it. I just jumped to my feet and away I went, I never gave it a thought."
She says, "I immediately went back into my home, grabbed my duty weapon and proceeded back out through my patio to the residence. When I arrived I found a white male (Nick Rainey) in the driveway with a gunshot wound to the shoulder." She continues, "when I heard the slide of a gun from the garage area, I turned to that area with my weapon and ordered the resident (Kenneth Roop) to drop his weapon. On the third time, he finally dropped his weapon."
Shiner received a plaque and medal from the Collier County Sheriff's Office, and a plaque from the Cape Coral Police Department.
Cape Coral Chief Jay Murphy says, "that situation had all the potential in the world to get way out of control and the fact that she got there so quick and got it under control is what we are so pleased about."
Shiner says in her 9 years with the Collier County Sheriff's Office, this is the first time she had to draw her weapon. "I work in the jail and we don't carry our weapons. We carry our tasers and OC spray and everything is verbal. So this is the first time I ever drew my duty weapon whatsoever," she says.
The humble deputy says all of the attention is a little overwhelming.
"I'm not one to see myself as a hero, in my mind a hero is someone who does the same job everyday. The people who work on the roads and in the jail everyday, that protect our community. This one incident has thrown my into the spotlight as a quote, hero, but that's not how I see myself," she says.
She says she was proud to have her family by her side as she received the medal. "They've told me that I've inspired them so hopefully one of them will take my route in law enforcement."
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