VP Biden And Attorney Gen. Holder Speak At Medal Of Valor Ceremony
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) awards Watertown, Massachusetts, Police Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony with Attorney General Eric Holder (L) in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building February 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Pugliese was one of several officers and fire fighters who battled with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, resulting in the death of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and the eventual capture of his brother, Dzhokhar. The medal is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer who exhibits 'exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness, presence of mind and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life.'
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