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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 14, 2007
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/
Office of Justice Programs
Contact: Joan LaRocca
Phone: (202) 307-0703
TTY: (202) 514-1888

MEDIA ADVISORY: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - 2006-2007 PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER MEDAL OF VALOR

 

        WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs is accepting nominations beginning May 31, 2006 for 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 to public safety officers cited by the Attorney General who have exhibited exceptional courage in protecting or saving human lives.

WHAT: 2006-2007 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations Online Form at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/medalofvalor

NOMINATION PERIOD: May 31 – July 31, 2007

CRITERIA: Acts of Valor performed from June 1, 2006 to May 31, 2007 by public safety officers nominated by the chief executive of their employing agencies.

REFERENCES: Additional information about the Medal of Valor and those honored for their acts of courage is available on the Medal of Valor website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/medalofvalor.

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