Michigan State Police Trooper Jeffrey Short of the Tri-City Post was recognized for his bravery during a situation in which he was shot twice by a man during an investigation.
Short was presented with the MSP Bravery Award by Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, for his “diligence and perseverance under uncommon circumstances and for going beyond what is typically expected of most law enforcement officers.”
On Oct. 10, 2013, Short and his partner responded to a report of a shooting with numerous subjects fighting in the street. After receiving a description of the shooting suspect from dispatch, Short and his partner split up and began searching for the subject on foot, according to a release.
The release states Short observed an individual matching the description of the shooter, quickly identified himself as a trooper and commanded the subject to stop.
Police allege the subject disregarded Short’s command and walked into a dark, vacant residence. Short attempted to set up a perimeter point on the vacant residence; however, the subject fled the residence before backup officers could arrive on scene.