VIDEO: Trump awards Medal of Valor to Dayton police officers, commendations to El Paso first responders
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President Trump on Monday presented the nation’s award highest award for public safety to six Dayton police officers who responded to last month’s mass shooting in the Ohio city that left nine people dead and more than two dozen injured.
Appearing alongside Attorney General William Barr, the president presented the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to the officers who first responded to the Aug. 4 mass shooting in a crowded downtown Dayton entertainment district. The officers confronted the shooter within 30 seconds, a swift response credited with preventing more deaths.
The article goes on to state the following:
“There are few people who could have done, and would have done, what these police officers did,” Trump said from the White House’s East Room. “To each of you, we are in awe of your swift response, sterling professionalism, and rock-solid nerves of steel.”
Trump posted a tweet about the event, writing, “To every one of the HEROES we recognized today — THANK YOU and God Bless You All!” He included video clips. (See the tweet below.)
To every one of the HEROES we recognized today — THANK YOU and God Bless You All! pic.twitter.com/JWKwylpdiO
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2019
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