CHICAGO (CBS) — A fallen Chicago police officer was among 22 public safety officers honored for their bravery Wednesday, during a ceremony at the White House.
The mother and fiancée of Officer Clifton Lewis accepted his posthumous Medal of Valor, awarded by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.READ MORE: At Least 7 People Killed, 48 Wounded In Weekend Gun Violence Across Chicago
“Maxine, our heart aches for you, mom. We know that no child should ever pre-decease a parent,” Biden told Lewis’ mother.
He also said he admired the courage of Lewis’ fiancée.
“We owe you,” he said.READ MORE: Man On Tracks Fatally Struck By UP-West Metra Train Near Oak Park