TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott awarded Florida State University Police Department Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams, and Tallahassee Police Department Officer Wayne Staats  with the Medal of Heroism for their quick reaction in a hostile situation.

Governor Scott said, “Every student deserves to feel safe on their campus and I am thankful that FSU Police Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams, and TPD Officer Officer Wayne Staats did not hesitate to respond to a dangerous situation in order to protect the students at Florida State University. Their brave actions helped save lives of FSU students and faculty members, and I am proud to recognize their courage and service today.”

FSU Chief of Police David L. Perry said, “We are incredibly proud of Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams, and Officer Wayne Staats for arriving within minutes to Strozier Library upon learning of the dangerous incident. They responded admirably and we join Governor Scott in thanking them for their bravery to protect Florida State students and faculty.”

FSU President John Thrasher said, “I am proud to join Governor Scott today in honoring Florida State University police officers with the Medal of Heroism for their swift and decisive actions in response to the shootings that took place at Strozier Library over a year ago. FSU’s strong law enforcement presence keeps our campus safe, and these officers did an extraordinary job to prevent further tragedy from happening that day. I am forever grateful for what our officers do every day to protect our campus family.”

About Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams, and Officer Wayne Staats
On November 20, 2014, the Florida State University Police Department responded to a call of an active shooter on campus at Strozier Library. The gunman entered the library with 400 students and opened fire at three students, injuring two. Sergeant Roy Wiley, Officer Daniel Cutchins, Officer Orenthya Sloan, Officer Oma Nations, Officer Parise Adams and Officer Wayne Staats confronted the gunman on the outside steps of the library. The gunman refused the officers’ request to drop his weapon and opened fire. The officers returned fire, taking down the gunman.

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