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*Media Advisory*

Call for Nominations: 2007-2008 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor


WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs is accepting nominations beginning May 30, 2008, 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 lives.

WHAT: 2007-2008 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations. Online Form at

NOMINATION PERIOD: Friday, May 30 to Thursday, July 31, 2008 at 8:00 P.M. EDT.

CRITERIA: Acts of Valor performed from June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008 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