Each year, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recognizes public safety officers in law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency services for their exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty.
Recipients will be honored by the President or Vice President during an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
This is the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer.
Learn about past award recipients, and if you know any similarly deserving public safety officers, submit your nominations for the 2021 Medal of Valor by July 31, 2021.
“Thank you for taking the time to recognize those who commit themselves to keeping our communities safe.” –Bureau of Justice Assistance