MPD officer shot in line of duty honored for service

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An officer who was shot and injured in the line of duty earlier this month was honored for his service in a special ceremony on Thursday.

Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara awarded Officer Jacob Spies the department’s Medal of Honor. He was also the first recipient of the Departmental Purple Heart.

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Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, law enforcement officials from various agencies and Spies’ family were also in attendance and gave brief statements.

Spies, a seven-year veteran of the department, was injured during a shooting on Aug. 11 in which he was struck by gunfire in the shoulder.

He was released from North Memorial Hospital at around 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 12, with dozens of officers in attendance.

Four suspects, including one juvenile, were arrested in connection with the shooting, officials say.

MPD has identified the adult suspects as Nevaeh Page, Freddy Davis, Jr., and Jamin Bowman, all 19, and two have been charged.

Nevaeh Page, Freddy Davis, Jr., and Jamin Bowman, all 19 years old, were arrested for probable cause second-degree assault after the shooting (Courtesy: Hennepin County Jail)

Spies remains on medical leave, according to the department.