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SFPD officers who shot tiger may get medals


By John Koopman
The San Francisco Chronicle
Related: Calif. police radio transcripts reveal chaotic scene after tiger attack

SAN FRANCISCO — Four San Francisco police officers have been recommended for medals of valor for fatally shooting the tiger that escaped from its zoo enclosure on Christmas Day, killing one teen and injuring two of his friends.

Sgt. Neville Gittens, a police spokesman, said the recommendation will go to the Police Commission, a screening committee and then an awards committee to determine what, if any, recognition should go to officers Yukio Oshita, Scott Biggs, Kevin O'Leary and Daniel Kroos.



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