Video: Obama honors 'Top Cop' who stopped NY muggers
In the 'Top Cops' ceremony, the President saluted 43 officers for their courage, including Ivan Marcano who thwarted an attack off-duty
WASHINGTON — President Obama lauded the bravery and devotion of more than 40 of the United States' "Top Cops" Saturday at a White House ceremony.
"We don't always get that opportunity to stand and applaud the men and women who keep us safe," the president 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.