The Napa Police Department wanted to share the news of the recent award given to one of our professional staff's son, Staff Sergeant Jay Gehres. Staff Sergeant Gehres' mother, Chris Hannah, has been with our Records Division for twelve years. On December 14, 2013, Staff Sergeant Jay Gehres was issued a Purple Heart in a military ceremony in Mountain View, CA.
On Dec 29th 2011, Army Staff Sergeant Jay Gehres was deployed in Afghanistan. While on a mission, his Humvee was struck by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). As a result of the IED, Staff Sergeant Gehres suffered major injuries. Staff Sergeant Gehres recovered from his injuries and remained in theater. Three months later, in March 2012, while still in Afghanistan, his vehicle was once again struck by an IED. Despite his injuries, Staff Sergeant Gehres continues to serve in the Army Reserves.
Thank you, Sgt. Gehres, and thank you to all who currently serve or have served.
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