Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor (MOV) <br>Nomination Information

US DOJ  - Medal of ValorEach day, Public Safety officers risk their lives to protect American Citizens and communities. To honor that commitment, Congress passed the Public Safety officer Medal of Valor Act of 2001, which created the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is awarded by the President to public safety officers cited by the Attorney General and recommended by the Medal of Valor Review Board. A "public safety officer" is defined as a person (living or deceased) who serve(d) in a public agency, with or without compensation, as a firefighter, law enforcement officer (including a corrections or court officer, or a civil defense officer), or emergency services officer, as determined by the Attorney General. On May 31, 2006, the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor online system http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/medalofvalor/ will open to accept nominations for the 2005-2006 Award. The nomination period covers acts of valor from June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. Nominations must be received online by the National Medal of Valor Office by July 31, 2006. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the National Medal of Valor Office at 202-514-9354 or email us at medalofvalor@usdoj.gov .

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