Clinton Police Officer Kris Miville was
recently awarded a special Meritorious Conduct Medal. Police
Chief Vaughn Becker presented a certificate and uniform medal during
Monday’s meeting of the City Council. Chief Becker said in a
press release posted to the department’s Facebook page, that, “I
wanted to recognize Kris for his bravery and unselfish acts.”
On October 11th, Officer Miville was off-duty and visiting a park in Knoxville with his family. His attention was drawn to a disturbance between two men nearby, which turned violent when one of the men pulled a knife and began stabbing the other man. Officer Miville quickly responded, identifying himself as a police officer. He was able to disarm the suspect and began first aid on the victim.
The victim was described as being in very serious condition and had suffered life-threatening injuries. Because he received aid in a timely manner, though, he is expected to recover.
The suspect was arrested at the scene and charged by Knoxville Police with attempted murder.