President Trump on Monday awarded the Medal of Valor to six police officers who responded to the August mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio.
Trump also honored five civilians for their heroic actions in trying to stem the violence during a mass shooting a day earlier at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, presenting them each with a Certificate of Commendation.
“These incredible patriots responded to the worst violence and most barbaric hatred with the best of American courage, character and strength,” Trump said in remarks from the East Room Monday morning.
Attorney General William Barr also offered brief remarks, praising the honorees for their “extraordinary actions” and thanking Trump for his support for law enforcement, the Hill reports.
"It's an honor to serve under a president who is so strongly supportive of law enforcement and has the back of police officers and first responders," Barr said.