President Obama Honors 13 Public Safety Officers With Medal Of Valor
President Obama also thanked the recipients' family members for their courage.By Katie Link | May 16, 2016
President Obama presented 13 people with the Public Safety Medal of Valor on Monday.
"It's been said that perfect valor is doing without witnesses what you would do if the whole world were watching," President Obama said.
The Medal of Valor is the nation's highest honor awarded to police, firefighters and other first responders who exhibit "exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life."