Woman Says Hero Cop Awarded Medal of Valor Lied About Saving Her From Crazed Attacker
An O'Fallon police officer was awarded a Medal of Valor in October for saving a woman who was being attacked by a man tripping on LSD -- but the woman who was "saved" says the hero cop made up the whole story and she wants the medal taken away.
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Back in April, 2012, Scott Davis was having a really bad acid trip when the voices in his head started telling him that his friend, Catherine Naber, had killed his cousin - so he got a spiked club from his bedroom and started attacking Naber, who ran out of the house and into her van.
It's at this point that Naber's story differs from O'Fallon police officer Thomas Kenyon's.
Kenyon was one of nine police officers to receive the Medal of Valor, the state's highest public safety award. In the ceremony, Kenyon was said to have "witnessed a naked man viciously assaulting a woman" and then ended the attack after wrestling with and finally non-fatally shooting Davis, who would eventually be sentenced to 25 years in prison.
In the incident report, Kenyon writes that when he arrived on the scene, he witnessed a "naked male, who had been hanging rear first out of the driver's side window of the van."
And a press release from the O'Fallon Police Department says "Kenyon quickly arrived and observed a subject hanging halfway inside the driver's side window of a van beating
But Naber tells Daily RFT that although she was attacked by Davis in the house, by the time she got to her van, she had the doors locked, windows rolled up and was not being attacked at the moment Kenyon arrived on the scene.
"When Officer Kenyon arrived on the scene, Scott Davis was behind my van in the middle of the street," Naber says in an email. "He never attacked me outside of the residence and I had the mace inside of the van with me."
Naber says the police radio transmissions back up her case. In one of the radio transmissions, Kenyon arrives on the scene and is heard saying, "I have a white male, butt-naked, standing in the middle of the street," which she says proves Davis was not attacking her inside the van.
She also points to her 911 call, in which she can be heard describing Davis outside of her vehicle, but she doesn't say anything about being attacked at that moment.
Finally, she says that Kenyon's own incident report doesn't say anything about Naber getting attacked by Davis while inside the vehicle.
So if Naber's claims are accurate, why would a cop lie about saving a woman's life - especially when there is no dispute that Davis had already viciously attacked her?
Click on the next page to read Catherine Naber's explanation...