WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — President Barack Obama Saturday praised a dozen Los Angeles-area police officers, among others, for their everyday acts of courage, saying they often rush into danger to do “some really tough stuff.”
The annual ceremony at the White House honored 43 law enforcement officers from around the nation who are recipients of the National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award.
“We don’t always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe,” Obama said. “But they’re out there — hundreds of thousands of you patrolling our streets every single day. And we know that when we need you most, you’ll be ready to dash into danger, to protect our lives, even if it means putting your lives on the line.”
The officers from L.A. were honored for their work in capturing armed murder suspect Ian Schlesinger last September, KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports.