TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Clay County Sheriff's Office Det. Gary Lavaron was given the Medal of Heroism by Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday for his efforts to save fellow officers during a February 2012 meth lab investigation in which Det. David White was killed.
Lavaron shot the suspect who fatally shot White in the head and also shot Det. Matt Hanlin, according to a release from the Scott's office. He also gave medical assistance to Hanlin.