President Trump presented the nation’s award highest award for public safety to six Dayton police officers who responded to last month’s mass shooting in the Oregon District that left nine people dead and more than two dozen injured.
Appearing alongside Attorney General William Barr, the president presented the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to the officers who first responded to the Aug. 4 mass shooting in the Oregon District. The officers confronted the shooter within 30 seconds, a swift response credited with preventing more deaths
The City of Dayton released this statement on today’s events:
“We are incredibly proud and honored to share in the recognition of Sergeant William C. Knight, Officer Brian Rolfes, Officer Jeremy Campbell, Officer Vincent Carter, Officer David Denlinger, and Officer Ryan Nabel in receiving the Medal of Valor bestowed by the U.S. Department of Justice and awarded by the President of the United States Donald Trump. We are deeply grateful for all of the love, support and recognition we have received from members of our community, our country, and from around the world in response to these officers’ heroic and selfless service on August 4, 2019.”