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: SWAT Team Responds To Building In South Loop For Call Of Men With Guns Inside
“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.
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