Retired State Trooper receives Congressional Badge of Bravery

Congressional Badge of BraveryFrom Press Release


U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today presented the Congressional Badge of Bravery to retired Iowa State Patrol Trooper Mark Domino of Charles City.  Domino was awarded the medal by the U.S. Attorney General for his actions during a bank robbery in Maynard, in Fayette County, in 2012.

On Oct. 30, 2012, Domino responded to a robbery at Maynard Savings Bank.  Two armed suspects fired upon law enforcement before driving away from the scene.  Domino pursued the suspects and was fired upon multiple times.  During a gun battle, Domino was shot in the right bicep.  Despite his injury, Domino continued pursuit of the suspects.  After the suspects crashed, they fled on foot.  Both were ultimately captured and taken into custody.

“Mark’s actions that day were selfless and courageous.  He demonstrated bravery far beyond the call of duty and a strong dedication to the safety of others.  I’m honored to present this award to a fellow Iowan,” Grassley said.

The Congressional Badge of Bravery is awarded annually to law enforcement officers who engage in exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty, often at personal risk and many times resulting in physical injury.

Domino was also selected in 2013 as one of 10 law enforcement officers nationwide to receive the TOP COPS Award from the National Association of Police Organizations.