A Brighton Post State Trooper has received his department's Bravery Award for his actions in a potentially fatal situation.
On February 18 2013, Trooper Matthew Keller responded to a report of a break-in, which turned into a vehicle pursuit. The suspect drove onto the yard of a residence, and fled on foot into the home. Inside, the suspect fired at Keller and a fellow officer. The officers returned fire, and Keller fatally wounded the suspect.
First Lieutenent Joel Allen is the Brighton post Commander. He said he is very proud of Keller's quick and decisive action.
Keller received the award for diligence and perseverance in uncommon circumstances, and for going above and beyond the call of duty.