WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON D.C. – Deputy Joey Tortorella (Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, NY) For placing himself in grave danger to protect his community. Deputy Tortorella confronted and subdued a volatile gunman who had shot and wounded his parents inside their home and by doing so prevented the gunman from threatening the safety of students at a nearby elementary school.
Watch a recording of the ceremony below:
The Medal of Valor was established to honor public safety officers who risk their lives to protect American citizens and communities; furthermore demonstrating true valor by going above and beyond the call of duty; and exhibiting exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind, and unusual swiftness of action, regardless of his or her personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life (BJA.gov).
(Photo: AE Saves Manager Lieutenant Brian Murphy with Deputy Joseph Tortorella, now both Medal of Valor recipients)
Learn more about the Medal of Valor recipients from the ceremony here.
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