Spring Valley, Minnesota Native Recognized on AMA's

November 20, 2017 10:27 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Las Vegas Police Officer Meghan Kraut, from Spring Valley, MN was working an overtime shift at the Route 91 Harvest music festival when a shooter killed 58 concertgoers and injured more than 500 others. 

Following the tragedy, Fillmore County Sheriff's Office posted on Facebook,


"We have learned that Las Vegas Police Officer Megan Kraut... was working an overtime shift at this event. We are relieved to report that she is ok and was not injured. As put by Deputy Tim Rasmussen "she had a front row seat to this horrific event"."

At the American Music Awards last night, Jamie Foxx, accompanied by his daughter, Corinne Foxx, opened the award show with a special tribute to the first responders of the many tragedies in 2017.

Foxx said, "2017 was a year that tested our faith - in these moments of crisis, heroes emerged." 

Foxx praised the group of first responders for running toward the danger "when it would've been so easy to run away."

Meghan was standing (right) next to Foxx with other first responders while the crowd gave a rousing round of applause for the brave men and women.


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