Gov. Chris Gregoire will present Sgt. Troy Brightbill with the Law Enforcement Medal of Honor during a May 6 ceremony in Olympia.
Brightbill, of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, burst into a West Longview home Dec. 3 just as a sword-wielding man was charging a woman in her 70s . He later was identified as her son.
Brightbill shoved the woman out the door with one hand while firing his Taser at the man with the other.