SAR Recognizes Trooper Loudin of the WV State Police
Elkins, WV – August 08, 2012
The George Rogers Clark Chapter of the West Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, recognized the services of Trooper Andrew S. Loudin of the West Virginia State Police. Trooper Loudin has served eight (8) years with the West Virginia State Police and is currently assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit.
On May 03, 2012, in Elkins, West Virginia, Trooper Loudin was shot twice in the chest by a child abuse suspect. Even though he was suffering from grievous and life threatening wounds, he broadcast a call for help with a description of the suspect which resulted in the eventual apprehension of the suspect. Trooper Loudin has recovered from the life threatening wounds and continues to serve as a police officer with the West Virginia State Police.
On August 08, 2012, Trooper Loudin was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) “Medal for Heroism” and the “Law Enforcement Commendation Medal”. The Medal for Heroism is intended to recognize outstanding bravery and self-sacrifice in the face of imminent danger. The Law Enforcement Commendation Medal is intended to recognize exceptional services or accomplishments in the field of law enforcement.
On behalf of the George Rogers Clark Chapter of the West Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, we extend our appreciation and gratitude to Trooper Loudin and all police officers for their services to the State of West Virginia and its citizens.