LWTS honorable mentions: The Congressional Badge of Bravery
Webster’s Dictionary defines bravery as the quality or state of being brave; having or showing courage. Courage is defined as the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.
Every cop who straps on a gun belt and slings their butt into a squad car for eight hours a day, five days a week, has to have both bravery and courage to do the job.
Honorable Mentions goes out this month to the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance for sponsoring an award that honors officers who have demonstrated both in the performance of their duties. The Congressional Badge of Bravery (CBOB) was created in 2008 by the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery Act (Public Law 110-298).
The Congressional Badge of Bravery honors federal, state, local, and tribal officers who have:
The act of bravery must have occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2011. The annual CBOB is one of the few national awards that single out officers injured in the line of duty.
Nominations for this years’ honorees are due in less than a week... by February 15, 2012. An online application and more information can be found here.
Be certain your agency head knows about the award and that officers living with the sacrifice in your jurisdiction receive an appropriate nomination.
PoliceOne thanks the DOJ for recognizing the brave acts of officers and especially those living with an injury or disability.
About Honorable Mentions
Qualifications for an honorable mention include:
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