9/11 Medal of Valor for Public Safety Officers bill to be introduced to Congress

Those law enforcement, EMS and fire personnel who responded to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and who have died of site-related illness will be eligible to receive the Presidential Medal of Valor if a new bill, the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Act of 2017, passes. The bill will be introduced in the next session of Congress, reports Madina Toure in the Observer.

Legislation was passed in 2004 to establish the Presidential Medal of Valor award for the firefighters, police officers and EMS workers killed in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.

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