Illustration of state and local Congressional Badge of Bravery: DOJ BJA

Illustration of state and local Congressional Badge of Bravery: DOJ BJA

The current nomination period for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery will close Feb. 15, 2015. The Badge of Bravery honors federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers for exceptional acts of bravery performed in the line of duty. In order to receive a nomination, officers must be either a federal, state, local, or tribal law enforcement officer(s) nominated by his or her agency head who:

  • Sustained a physical injury while engaged in lawful duties and performing an act characterized as bravery by the agency head making the nomination.
  • Put himself/herself at personal risk when an injury occurred.
  • Or, although not injured, performed an act characterized as bravery by the agency head making the nomination that placed the individual at risk of serious physical injury or death.

Acts must have taken place between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014. Online nominations may be made at www.bja.gov/CBOB through Feb. 15, 2015.

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