US Department of Justice Seeks Nominations for Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor

WASHINGTON (Lawfuel) – 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
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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

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