Long Co. sheriff's deputy Terry Perry awarded Medal of Valor - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Long Co. sheriff's deputy awarded Medal of Valor

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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.

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