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5 Fla. cops honored for hostage rescue

The Miami Herald

MIAMI, Fla. — The Miami-Dade Police Department awarded its bronze medal of valor and named as joint officers of the month for March Special Patrol Bureau Sgt. Eric Mendez and Officers Edwin Gonzalez, Richard Hansen and Brad Burke and also Hammocks District Officer Emilio Teodoro.

The honor resulted from their bravery during a hostage-taking incident involving two children on the afternoon or Nov. 12, 2007, in Miami Gardens.

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