Westchester County officers honored for bravery and exceptional police work

A team was awarded for the courage they displayed while responding to a man in an emotional crisis who repeatedly fired at them while barricaded inside his Cortlandt home on September 12, 2022.

News 12 Staff

Jun 24, 2023, 12:21 AM

Updated 336 days ago

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Thirty Westchester County officers were presented with awards for bravery, exceptional police work and lifesaving tactics on Friday.
A distinguished service medal and combat cross were presented to a special response team during the event.
The team was awarded for the courage they displayed while responding to a man in an emotional crisis who repeatedly fired at them while barricaded inside his Cortlandt home on September 12, 2022.
Despite the deadly force used against them, the officers only used non-lethal weapons to defend themselves.


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