Canyon County honors wounded deputies

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The Canyon County sheriff has awarded two deputies some of the agency's highest honors after they were shot last fall while pursuing a wanted felon.

Sheriff Kieran Donahue awarded deputies Michael Roth and Brad Childers the Medal of Valor and the Combat Cross Medal on Thursday for their actions during an Oct. 23 foot pursuit of aggravated assault suspect Kyle Batt in Caldwell.

Both deputies were shot several times as Batt fled. Childers returned fire, injuring Batt, before attending to Roth, who was more severely injured.

Donahue also awarded the Meritorious Service Award to six deputies and three dispatchers for their actions in assisting their wounded co-workers and apprehending Batt, who is 27.

Batt faces a federal charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He has not yet been charged for the shootings.