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The President honors the best and bravest of America’s public safety officers with Medal of Valor.
President Trump the medal of valor to 14 public safety officers on Wednesday and the medal is the nation’s highest award for valor by a public safety officer.
“Every officer, the firefighter and first responder who receives this award is the highest ideals of service and sacrifice, character and courage,” Trump embodies said during the White house ceremony.
Trumpf presents the award to a group of officers who responded to a shooting on a southern California polling station.
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Eight men from Azusa, California, United States., Police Department were honored by having to work in danger, and the rescue of civilians and comrades during the filming on election day in 2016.
When they arrived at the polling station, a person was shooting from a house across the street from a park. An elderly woman was killed and a man was wounded on a sidewalk. Two vehicles collided and a woman in one of the cars was seriously injured. The gunman was finally killed and the officers were credited for the prevention of further deaths and injuries.
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The recipient of Azusa, California, police department were: Retired Lt. Xavier Torres; Sergeant Seth Chapman; retired Sgt. Terry Smith Jr; Sgt. Thomas Avila III; Sgt., Rocky Wenrick; Cpl. Andrew Rodriguez Sr., senior officer Carlos Plascencia; and detective Manuel Campos.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.