Lewiston police officer to receive state Medal of Honor

Lewiston Police Officer Eric Olson will receive Idaho’s Medal of Honor for his actions during a shooting spree April 17, 2019.

Olson received a unanimous vote at the Idaho Medal of Honor Commission meeting Tuesday in Boise.

The incident last spring involved Daniel Cook, who drove to Nez Perce Tribal Officer Josh Rigney’s home in the Lewiston, where he shot the officer two times before fleeing the scene.

Officer Olson responded in a pursuit that spanned from the 3500 block of 11th Street to the Nez Perce County Fairgrounds in the Lewiston Orchards, where Cook was shot and killed.

Officer Rigney recovered from the injures he sustained in the shooting.

Olson, along with Idaho’s other Medal of Honor recipients will receive their awards at a ceremony later this year. (Lewiston Tribune)

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