VP Biden And Attorney Gen. Holder Speak At Medal Of Valor Ceremony
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (2nd R) congratulates Sgt. Bradley Wick of the Duluth Police Department before awarding him with the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor during a ceremony with Attorney General Eric Holder (2nd L) and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN) in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building February 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Wick and his canine partner Abe were ambushed by gun fire after chasing of a convicted felon and his female companion into a residence August 28, 2011, and shooting the felon. 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.'