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Medal of Valor Illustration

Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor
Description

Five gold radiating "V"s, are conjoined to form an inverted star (as suggested by the Medal of Honor and often reflected in the badge designs of public safety officers). They enclose a gold rendition of the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States, which is often used by the Executive Office of the President and reflects the level of this award. The star thus formed is presidential blue and is resting upon a wreath of laurel designating the highest level of honor and achievement and is attached via a hinge to a stylized gold wreath of laurel that is charged with a "V" for valor. The ribbon consists of blue, white and red, our national colors combined with gold, for honor. The ribbon bar contains a gold wreath also charged with a gold "V".

Medal of Valor Illustrated