Two of the officers responsible for killing Tatiana, the tiger at the San Francisco Zoo, have received for the incident the highest honor bestowed by the San Francisco PD — the gold medal of valor.
On Christmas Day 2007, three young men allegedly taunted Tatiana, enraging her enough to make her leap out of her enclosure and chase them. Tatiana managed to kill one of them and maul the other two before the police arrived.
The officers involved are speaking publicly for the first time about that day and describe exactly how and why they brought the magnificent Tatiana down.
It’s best if you read the story straight from them.