Officers, civilians honored by Texas police
Twenty-eight police officers received kudos for assisting area residents and at times risking their own lives
By Adriana M. Chávez
Almost two dozen civilians were also honored during the annual El Paso Police Department awards ceremony, which took place at the Chamizal National Memorial.
The department's top honors, the Medal of Valor and the Purple Heart Award, went to Officer Paul McDowell, who fatally shot and killed a man who allegedly attacked him.
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