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Officer shot in Shandon shootout receives award
Friday, September 30, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC - The Columbia Police patrolman who took a bullet in a Shandon shooting incident this spring on his fifth day on the job was lauded in a new awards program Thursday night.

Alex Broder was nominated by the police department for the “Health Care Heroes” award in the first responder category. The awards are new to the area, sponsored by the Columbia Regional Business Report.

Broder and field training officer Nick Scott had just stopped a suspicious vehicle early in the morning of April 27 in Shandon when Blakely Jernigan, 22, opened his vehicle’s sdoor and fired at the officers.

Broder was struck in the chest at close range, but he was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Despite being knocked down by the impact, Broder stood up, returned fire and used his police radio to get help. Scott also returned fire as Jernigan drove away.
Jernigan later was killed by police fire after storming out of his apartment heavily armed.

Source: http://www.thestate.com/2011/09/30/1991144/officer-shot-in-shandon-shootout.html

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