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Medal of Valor: Nominate Public Safety Officers for Acts of Bravery

Medal of Valor: Nominate Public Safety Officers for Acts of Bravery

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Every day, public safety officers risk their lives to protect communities across America. To honor their commitment, Congress passed The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001, which created the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.

The medal is awarded by the President of the United States to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage, regardless of personal safety, in the attempt to save or protect human life.

A “public safety officer” is a person (living or deceased) who is serving or has served in a public agency, with or without compensation, as a firefighter; law enforcement officer (including a corrections, court, or civil defense officer); or emergency services officer.

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, nominating a fallen officer for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor can be a way to honor their memory.

This year’s nomination period covers events that took place between June 1, 2023, and May 31, 2024.

Recognize public safety officers’ acts of bravery: submit nominations for the Medal of Valor by July 31, 2024, by 5:00 pm ET.