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. The board, which comprises representatives of the public safety community and the general public, reviews the nominations and recommends individuals for recognition.
Watch a recording of the White House Medal of Valor Ceremony held on February 20, 2018.
2013–2014 and 2014–2015
On May 16, 2016, President Barack Obama awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 13 public safety officers (or their family members), listed below, who exhibited exceptional courage in saving and protecting others and whose heroic actions were above and beyond the call of duty.
2011–2012 and 2012–2013
The public safety officers listed below (or their family members) were awarded medals in a ceremony on February 11, 2015. To learn about each recipient’s act of valor, click on the officer’s name.
2009-2010 and 2010-2011
The public safety officers listed below, or their family members, were awarded medals in a ceremony on February 20, 2013. To learn about each recipient’s act of valor and to view photos, click on the officer’s name. Click here to see more photos of the ceremony and other information.