medal of valor

By Laura Olson, Associated Press/NBCLatino

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Responding to a call of shots fired three years ago, two California Highway Patrol officers found themselves in a gun battle that took the lives of two law enforcement officers.

Officers Sean Haller and Rafael Rivera received national honors on Wednesday for their actions that day in Fresno County. They were awarded the Medal of Valor, the nation’s highest honor for emergency responders, during a ceremony in Washington.

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[Photo by United States Department of Justice]

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