Awards

THE PATRIOT CITATION BAR

Dedication to the defense and protection of the United States flag. Worn on left or right breast.

MEDAL HONOR (BLUE) CITATION

Medal of Honor awarded for an outstanding act in the line of duty with risk involved. Worn on right breast.

COMBAT CROSS CITATION BAR

An individual act of heroism at imminent personal hazard of life in combat with an armed adversary.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE CITATION

Awarded for a highly unusual accomplishment under adverse conditions with some degree of hazard to life and limb to the nominee or where death or injury to a third party is prevented. Worn on left breast.

LIFE SAVING CITATION BAR

Awarded for alert action in the saving of a life. Worn on left breast.

UNIT CITATION BAR

Awarded for a team effort under combat conditions including all participating staff members who in support of departmental operations, distinguished themselves to effectuate the protection of life and property. Worn on left or right.

THE EXCEPTIONAL DUTY BAR

A highly credible accomplishment bringing public acclaim to the officer, his/her department of the law enforcement profession as a result of training and devotion to duty or service to the public.

HONORABLE SERVICE CITATION

A credible act in the line of duty, which meets some, but not all of the requirements for other medals, and is unusual in nature, showing initiative and accomplishment.

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