The Medal of Valor is presented to California Highway Patrol Officer Tyler Carlton, right, during a ceremony at the CHP Academy on Thursday in West Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide, Executive Secretary Nancy McFadden, left, presented the awards to Carlton and 51 other state employees. In the center is CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow.
The Medal of Valor is presented to California Highway Patrol Officer Tyler Carlton, right, during a ceremony at the CHP Academy on Thursday in West Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide, Executive Secretary Nancy McFadden, left, presented the awards to Carlton and 51 other state employees. In the center is CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com
The Medal of Valor is presented to California Highway Patrol Officer Tyler Carlton, right, during a ceremony at the CHP Academy on Thursday in West Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown’s top aide, Executive Secretary Nancy McFadden, left, presented the awards to Carlton and 51 other state employees. In the center is CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow. Randy Pench rpench@sacbee.com

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April 23, 2015 05:26 PM

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