In a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, six Dayton Police officers who responded immediately to a mass shooting which killed nine people in early August, President Donald Trump presented them with Medals of Valor, trumpeting their response in saving 'countless lives.'
“That maniac was ready to enter a very crowded restaurant and bar,” President Trump said, telling the officers that they had shown rock solid 'nerves of steel.'
“These six officers ended the violent rampage,” Mr. Trump said, adding it was an 'immense honor' to bestow the appreciation on the Dayton Police.
“Thanks to their quick action & courage they helped to save the lives of countless men & women,” tweeted Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.
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