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Medal of Valor for Conyers police officer
Corporal-Corey-Hambrick Medal-of-Valor
Conyers Police Department Cpl. Corey Hambrick, pictured with Chief Gene Wilson, gets a standing ovation at the May 1 meeting of the Conyers City Council. - photo by Submitted Photo

Conyers Police Cpl. Corey Hambrick was awarded the department's Medal of Valor for his actions taken during a November 2012 incident involving a man stabbing his own mother.

In that incident, Parnell Presley, then 21, chased down and stabbed his mother Trisa Stallworth, then 42, multiple times in the middle of the street on Rockbridge Road outside the Eastmont Townhomes.

Police Chief Gene Wilson said Hambrick showed incredible resolve when the suspect turned his rage on him.

The young officer gave Presley, who was wielding a knife, multiple commands to stop. The suspect came within four feet of Hambrick as Presley continued charging. Cpl. Hambrick then shot the suspect twice in order to subdue him and protect lives. 

"I count my blessings because things could have ended up a different way," Hambrick said after receiving the Medal of Valor during the May meeting of the Conyers City Council.