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Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Nomination Period Open

December 19, 2013 | National News

The nomination period for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery is now open. The program honors federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery while in the line of duty.

To be eligible, public safety officers must be nominated by his or her agency head, and have sustained a physical injury while:

  • Engaged in the lawful duties of the individual;
  • Performing an act characterized as bravery by the agency head making the nomination; and
  • Put the individual at personal risk when the injury occurred; or
  • While not injured, performed an act characterized as bravery by the agency head making the nomination that placed the individual at risk of serious physical injury or death.

Nominations must be submitted between Dec. 13, 2013 and Feb. 15, 2014 through the online system, available at www.bja.gov/CBOB. The officer’s act of bravery must have occurred between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013.