Washington, DC: Public Safety Medal of Valor presented to San Bernardino County law enforcement for the work during the terror attack in December 2015.

Washington, DC: Public Safety Medal of Valor presented to San Bernardino County law enforcement for the work during the terror attack in December 2015.

Several deputies with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department along with officers with the San Bernardino Police Department and Redlands Police Department were presented on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018 with Public Safety Medal of Valor by United States of America President Donald Trump for the work during the terror attack in December 2015.

The Public Safety Medal of Valor were presented during an awards ceremony inside the White House in Washington, District of Columbia.

** Live Broadcast from The White House: **

United States of America President Donald Trump presented Public Safety Medal of Valor to Deputy Shaun Wallen, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department; Corporal Rafael Ixco, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department; Detective Bruce Southworth, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department; District Attorney Investigator Chad Johnson, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office; Officer Nicholas Koahou, Redlands Police Department; Detective Brian Olvera, San Bernardino Police Department; and Redlands Police Officer Nicholas Koahou for chasing down and putting an end to the terrorists who killed 14 people during the terror attack at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015.

**** We all thank all of the deputies and officers who responded to the terror attack, protected lives, and went after the terrorists on that day. ****

United States of America President Donald Trump also presented Public Safety Medal of Valor to:

  • Hesston Police Department Chief Douglas Schroeder, who’s life-saving actions during a workplace shooting in Hesston, Kansas.
  • Lieutenant William Buchanan with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Medical Technician Sean Ochsenbein with the Putnam County Rescue Squad, who saved a man from a burning vehicle in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
  • Firefighter/Harbor Patrol Officer David Poirier Jr., who rescued 3 people from drowning at a beach in Redondo Beach, California.
  • Engineer Stephen Gunn with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department, who was first on scene to a house fire in Phoenix, Arizona and rescued a man before the house collapsed.
  • Officer Andrew Hopfensperger Jr. with the Antigo Police Department, who fatally shot a gunman outside a Antigo High School prom in April 2016.

United States of America President Donald Trump tweeted, “Yesterday, it was my great honor to recognize extraordinary Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders, and to award them the the highest possible decoration for bravery by public safety officers, the Medal of Valor.”

**** We all thank all of our law enforcement and first responders for protecting and saving lives. ****

** Picture from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station: **

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