Saturday, August 23, 2014
Negotiator In Bunker Standoff Honored By FBI
Thursday, the director of the FBI, James B. Comey, presented Houston County Sheriff’s Capt. Bill Raffert with the FBI medal for Meritorious Achievement for his role in the negotiations, which eventually led to the safe rescue of 5-year-old Ethan Gillman, who was held hostage for nearly a week.
...According to the award ceremony program, Rafferty received the award at least in part after he established a rapport with the gunman, allowing the FBI to “devise” a rescue plan. Rafferty spent 12 hours a day talking to Dykes.
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