04/30/2009

Pa. cop honored by Obama fights suspect for duty weapon

Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Back in September 2007, rookie cop Richard Decoatsworth took a shotgun blast in the face during a traffic stop in West Philadelphia and, despite his wound, chased a suspect two blocks before keeling over.

For his valor, he was invited to President Obama’s economic address before Congress in February and sat in a box with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.

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