The Public Safety Medal of Valor Award Recipients are:
-Azusa Police Department Lieutenant Xavier Torres (Retired); Sergeant Seth Chapman; Sergeant Terry Smith Jr. (Retired); Sergeant Thomas Avila III; Sergeant Rocky Wenrick; Corporal Andrew Rodriguez Sr.; Senior Officer Carlos Plascencia; and Detective Manuel Campos. These officers were honored for saving the lives of civilians and fellow officers during a mass shooting incident on Election Day 2016.
-Ohio State University Police Officer Alan Horujko is being honored for risking his life to save the lives of several civilians from a driver who sped through a crowd and then emerged from his car to attack pedestrians with a knife.The attacker was killed by Officer Horujko.
-Oregon State Police Senior Trooper Nicholas Cederberg is being honored for placing himself in the line of fire and suffering life-threatening injuries in order to bring a murderer to justice.
-Lenexa, Kansas Fire Department Captain Dustin Moore and Firefighter Paramedic Andrew Freisner are being honored for risking their lives to rescue a family from a burning apartment building.
-Fallen Memphis Police Department Sergeant Verdell Smith Sr. is being honored for giving his own life to save the lives of civilians in the path of a driver speeding recklessly through a crowd.
-Fallen Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Department Officer Brent Thompson is being honored for giving his life while engaging a deadly mass shooter and saving the lives of countless civilians and fellow officers during a protest march.