TULSA, Oklahoma -- A Tulsa Police officer was honored by the National Native American Law Enforcement Association with its Award for Valor.
Officer Jim Whiteshirt, a 31-year veteran of the department, was presented with the national award Thursday morning.
A news release says the award is based on Whiteshirt's heroic action on April 28, 2009. Whiteshirt along with several other officers responded to a shooting call and found the victim lying on the front porch.
Because a suspect was still inside the home at the time, Whiteshirt and two other officers pulled the victim out of harm's way so medical crews could save his life.
Doctors at the hospital cited Whiteshirt and the other officer's actions with saving the victim's life.
Whiteshirt and three other police officers were given the Tulsa Police Department's Medal of Valor earlier this year.