COLUMBUS - Senate President Larry Obhof (R- Medina) and State Senator Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City) joined President Donald Trump and Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted on Monday for a special ceremony awarding the Medal of Valor to the Dayton police officers who responded to the tragic shooting last month.
The six officers, who responded within 32 seconds of the shooting, were Sgt. William C. Knight, Officers Brian Rolfes, Jeremy Campbell, Vincent Carter, Ryan Nabel and David Denlinger.
“The courageous response of these Dayton police officers saved many lives from a hateful attack,” Obhof said. “Their community, state and nation thank them for their unflinching bravery and service.”
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor is the highest decoration for bravery exhibited by public safety officers in the United States.
"Thank you to these outstanding officers, who demonstrated great courage in the face of danger," said Huffman. "Your selfless sacrifice is more than deserving of the Medal of Valor. I am humbled by your example and grateful for your service to our community."