New Bern Chapter Presents Heroism Medal to New Bern City Police Officer

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On Friday, 19 November 2021, the New Bern Chapter presented the NSSAR Heroism Medal Award to Officer Gust Rose for outstanding bravery in the line of duty. Through his exemplary quick-thinking Officer Rose was able to disarm a 10-inch knife wielding assailant that was threatening the lives of several people including Officer Rose by subduing the assailant using his service taser. Officer Rose’s self-sacrifice in the face of imminent danger saved the lives of several people including himself and the assailant and brought great credit upon himself, the New Bern City Police Department and the Citizens of New Bern.  In addition, Officer Rose was accompanied by his wife, Rebecca, as he was presented with a Police Department Medal of Commendation by New Bern City Police Chief Patrick Gallagher. The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of New Bern, Dana Outlaw (fellow SAR compatriot); Alderman Jeffrey Odham, Ward 6; Foster Hughes, City Manager; Marvin Williams, Assistant City Manager; Capt David Daniels, Operations-New Bern Police Department with numerous staff officers and Colleen Roberts, City Public Information Officer. Pictured in the photo (l to r) are New Bern Chapter members Rick Layton (Public Service Recognition Programs Committee Chairman), Bob Ainsley (Chapter President), Officer Gust Rose, The Honorable Ken McCotter and Rolf Maris (Past Chapter President).