The Ponderosa Fire in 2012. (CalFire photo)

Nominate Heroes for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor

The Bureau of Justice Assistance is seeking nominations for the Medal of Valor now through Wednesday, July 31, 2019.  Public safety officers can be nominated by their agency heads for any qualifying event between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

The nomination period closes on July 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is the nation’s highest public safety honor that can be awarded to emergency medical personnel, firefighters and law enforcement officers. This award honors federal, state, local and tribal public safety officers who have demonstrated exceptional bravery, risking serious injury or death, in the line of duty.

Agency heads may submit multiple nominations to honor several officers or to honor one officer for multiple separate events. For help in writing your nominations, read the nomination guidelines and stories of past recipients at the Medal of Valor website.

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