Chief Christy and Mayor Czajkoski recognized Harris County Emergency Corps EMT Kenneth Elliott with a Medal of Valor for his actions on June 14, 2022.
On that date, EMT Elliott had transported a patient from Harris County to HCA Conroe for mental health evaluation and an Emergency Detention Order for Harris County law enforcement. While awaiting triage, and within minutes of arriving in the emergency room, the patient exhibited a handgun that was hidden under her dress and began randomly shooting in the crowded hospital. Without regard for his own safety, EMT Elliott took quick and decisive action, disarming the shooter as she discharged rounds.
Chief Christy said that EMT Elliott’s courageous actions likely prevented injury or death to the many patients and medical personnel present in the hospital.
Congratulations EMT Elliott and thank you for your service to the community!!