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President Joe Biden awards Medal of Valor to police officers, firefighters(10 images)

President Joe Biden awards the Medal of Valor to nine police officers and six firefighters on Monday. Two of the recipients died in the line of duty. The ceremony was held in the East Room of the White House.

President Joe Biden awards the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to Haylee Shuping on behalf of her husband, Officer Jason Shuping of the Concord, N.H., Police Department as fellow Concord fellow officers, from left to right, Kaleb Robinson, Paul Stackenwalt and Kyle Baker look on. Jason Shuping died after drawing gunfire to himself and the other officers to save a woman held hostage in a busy retail area. Photo by Bonnie Cash/ UPI
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Biden hugs Sabrail Davenport, who received the medal on behalf of her son, Jared Lloyd, a Spring Valley, N.Y., firefighter who died after evacuating 112 residents of a burning nursing home. Photo by Bonnie Cash/ UPI
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Firefighter Chad Titus of the Stamford, Conn., Fire Department dove into freezing water during a blizzard to rescue two people trapped in a sinking truck. Photo by Bonnie Cash/ UPI
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California Highway Patrol Officers Ryan Smith (C), Robert Paul III (L) and Vincent Mendoza were honored for protecting one another during a gunfight. Photo by Bonnie Cash/ UPI
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