by: Scott McCaulley

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is honoring First Responders and other Civilians through out the state for heroic acts, including two people who were involved in rescue attempts during the Duck Boat Sinking in July of 2018.

Sergeant Shawn Fields of the Stone County Sheriff’s Office will be honored for his efforts to rescue those trapped in the boat and on the water plus help coordinate the efforts for all of the agencies involved while Marlin Matchett of Monett will be honored in the Civilian Category for his rescue efforts while working as a First Aid Provider on the nearby Showboat Branson Belle. Matchett was nominated for the award by the Taney County Ambulance District.

Fields and Matchett will be among those honored by Governor Parson in ceremonies this morning in Jefferson City at the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Law Enforcement Training Academy Gymnasium .

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