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D.C., Capitol police honored with Congressional Gold Medal(13 images)

House and Senate leaders hold a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony on Tuesday for Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police officers who served during the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The medal is Congress' highest honor.

D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief Robert Contee participates in a ceremony to award officers the Congressional Gold Medal at the U.S. Capitol on December 6, 2022. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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The medals were presented to Capitol Police and D.C. Metropolitan Police officers during a special ceremony in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol for protecting the building and the lawmakers in it on January 6, 2021 as a violent mobbed stormed in. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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Officers salute for the national anthem during the ceremony. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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Gladys Sicknick, mother of late Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, wipes away tears during the event. Brian Sicknick died after being assaulted in the Capitol attack. Photo by Bonnie Cash/UPI
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