The City of Mankato will present a Citizen “Award of Valor” to Jeffrey Kamm at tonight’s (Monday) council meeting.
The city says on November 1, 2019, officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving a male who was described as combative, “out of control”, threatening and destroying property. Prior to officer arrival, the male left the location in a vehicle and was located a short time later. The officer made an attempt to de-escalate the male who was agitated and physically resisting. After further attempts to control the situation, the male struck the officer in the head; the officer deployed his taser, which was ineffective and the male charged the officer, knocking him to the ground. During this time, the officer struggled with the male who was actively fighting and resisting.

During this time, Jeffrey Kamm was working at a nearby business, observed the struggle and offered to assist the officer. Mr. Kamm was able to secure the subject’s legs and the officer was able to place the subject in handcuffs to ensure the safety of all and effect an arrest.

The city says without the help of Mr. Kamm, the officer could have been severely injured and/or the male may have caused further harm to himself or others.