Gardner Presents Congressional Badge of Bravery to Boulder County Deputy Sheriff, Teri Javes

Washington, DC- Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery on Monday to Deputy Teri Javes from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The Congressional Badge of Bravery is awarded to individuals who exhibit extraordinary bravery while protecting the lives of others, without regard for their own personal safety. Deputy Teri Javes did exactly that on September 10, 2016, when she engaged an armed man walking down Highway 287 with a handgun. While under fire Deputy Javes was able to subdue the subject and neutralize the dangerous situation. 



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“Deputy Javes is a hero, and it was an honor to have the opportunity to present her with the Congressional Badge of Bravery today,” said Senator Gardner. “Deputy Javes risked her life to protect others. Her actions were fearless and selfless, and while I know our law enforcement don’t do their job for awards like the Badge of Bravery, our community wants her to know that her actions in 2016 will not be forgotten.” 

“This is a tremendous honor to receive the Congressional Badge of Bravery,” said Deputy Teri Javes. “I would like to thank the U.S. Attorney General’s Office and Senator Michael Bennet for their recognition of my actions on September 10, 2016. Also thank you Senator Cory Gardner for taking the time to be here today to present the award to me. I would like to thank the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for all their support during and after the incident. Thank you to Division Chief Sullenberger for nominating me for this prestigious award. I want to especially thank my family for their love and support. It meant the world to me and pulled me through this difficult time.”


Read more about her bravery here.  

Read more about the Congressional Badge of Bravery here.



Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.