Long County sheriff's deputy Terry Perry was awarded the Medal of Valor Friday for actions he took in a shooting outside a Walthourville night club in May.
Perry was off-duty working security when authorities say a fight broke out in the parking lot. They say a man grabbed a gun and began shooting. Perry ended up shooting and killing the gunman who refused to drop his weapon.
"I do not like the thought of shooting people but I am glad that I made it through, that I get to go home to my kid and that someone appreciated me doing something. I think I might have saved a couple of other people that night," said Perry.
The Medal of Valor is the sheriff's office's highest honor.
Friday, May 24 2013 7:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:57:32 GMT
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