Midwest Police Officer To Receive Medal Of Valor From President

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 11:29 am
By: News On 6

The White House says a Midwest City police major is among 13 public safety officers who will be awarded the Medal of Valor.

In a news release, Major David Huff will receive the honor for "uncommon poise in resolving a dangerous hostage situation." Huff is credited with saving the life of a 2-year-old girl who was being held captive at knifepoint in June 2013.

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The Medal of Valor is awarded to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage - regardless of personal safety - in the attempt to save or protect others from harm.

The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is the highest national award for valor presented to a public safety officer.

White House news release

President Obama will present the medals on Monday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.