Sheriff’s Deputy named 2013 Valor Award Winner | Community Spirit
Shelby County residents have reason to be proud of all the members of the Sheriff’s Office, but one has been singled out for distinction in the performance of his duties.
The 100 Club of Memphis has named Sgt. Jonathan Page, a deputy of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, as the winner of the 2013 Valor Award.
Page was responding to a call to search for a juvenile suspect on October 15 of last year. While in pursuit, the juvenile attempted to load a revolver with a round of ammunition, then pointed the weapon at his head in an attempt to take his life.
Page used his experience and training to take the juvenile to the ground.
During the skirmish, the juvenile again attempted to take his own life by putting the gun to his head. Page put his finger inside the trigger guard, behind the trigger, preventing the suspect from firing the revolver. He was then able to take the weapon away from the juvenile.
Due to Sergeant Page’s actions, and placing the suspect’s life above his own, he was deemed the recipient of the 100 Club of Memphis’ Valor Award.