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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nomination Period Opens in December for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery



The nomination period for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery will open Dec. 15, 2014. The Badge of Bravery honors federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery performed in the line of duty. In order to receive a nomination, officers must be either a federal, state, local or tribal law enforcement officer(s) nominated by his or her agency head who:
  • Sustained a physical injury while engaged in lawful duties and performing an act characterized as bravery by the agency head making the nomination.
  • Put himself/herself at personal risk when an injury occurred.
  • Or, although not injured, performed an act characterized as bravery by the agency head making the nomination that placed the individual at risk of serious physical injury or death.
Acts must have taken place between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. Online nominations may be made at www.bja.gov/CBOB through Feb. 15, 2014.

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