Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Navy Yard Shooting Responders Recognized In Ceremony

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel, Director Jarvis and Acting USPP Chief of Police Robert MacLean during Navy Yard awards ceremony. USPP photo.

 On Thursday, February 20th, the Park Police held an awards ceremony to recognize NPS and other personnel for their bravery while responding to the Washington Navy Yard shooting incident last September.

The ceremony was held at the USPP Anacostia Operations Facility. A total of 156 awards were conferred, including three medals of honor, one combat medal, one lifesaving award, 20 awards of merit, and 121 chief’s certificates of appreciation. Nineteen of the later went to outside agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department, Fairfax County Police, Department of Health and Human Services, Maryland State Police, and Prince Georges County Police.