Heroes from south Ala. shootings honored

Montgomery, Ala. (WSFA) -- The heroes from a shooting spree in the wiregrass were honored Wednesday.

The U.S. Attorney and Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee gave out the Awards for Valor to those who responded to Michael Mclendon's shooting rampage on March 10th, 2009.

The recipients included: Geneva police Chief Frankie Lindsey,  Lt. Ricky Morgan, Geneva County sheriff's Chief Deputy Tony Helms and Deputy Danny Staley, Alabama State Trooper Michael Gillis, Conservation officer Joel Hendron, Samson police Asst. Chief Tracy Kersey.

Also, Samson resident Bruce Maloy was awarded posthumously for his actions that day.  Maloy chased Mclendon giving police more time to catch up with the man who killed ten people before killing himself.

The awards were handed out at the Arrowhead Country Club.

U.S. Attorney Leura Canara says she's working to get officers more training to help deal with situations like this one in Coffee and Geneva counties.