Prince George’s County, Maryland…Eleven Prince George’s County Police Officers were honored yesterday at the 33rd Annual Public Safety Valor Awards Luncheon held at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt.
“The Valor Awards are an important recognition of the hard work, dedication and exemplary bravery displayed by all of the county’s Public Safety Agencies,” said Chief Roberto Hylton. “Each and every day these men and women give their utmost to provide excellent service for the citizens of Prince George’s County and today, we honor them.”
A Silver Medal of Valor was awarded to Sergeant Kenneth M. Fox and Corporal Michael R. Soden after they were able to apprehend the armed assailant who tried to rob an armored truck driver with an assault rifle.
A Bronze Medal of Valor was awarded to Corporal James J. Flynn, II, after he rescued a man attempting to jump from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and to Police Officer Jeffrey S. Benson after he apprehended an armed man who robbed a grocery store.
Bronze Medals of Valor were awarded to Sergeant Timothy E. Cordero, and Police Officers Edward K. Martin, Jr. and Stephen K. Johnson, after they were able to apprehend a suspect who violently resisted arrest and attempted to evade capture by trying to jump into the Anacostia River.
For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.
All photos courtesy of the Prince George's County Police Department
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