Friday, May 29, 2009

Call for Nominations 2008 - 2009 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor

/PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs is accepting nominations beginning today 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: 2008-2009 Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Nominations
Online Form at

NOMINATION PERIOD: May 29 to 8:00 PM, EDT, July 31, 2009

CRITERIA: Acts of Valor performed from June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2009 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

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