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State’s finest honored for valor

Fourteen law enforcement officers, including three from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department who were involved in a deadly shootout with cop killer Christopher Dorner last year, were honored by Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris on Monday.

Speaking at the Capitol, Brown said the Medal of Valor awards are about “recognizing the absolute human necessity of duty, of courage and of solidarity, so our community, from the bottom up, gets stronger and stronger.”

Others who were honored included officers who stopped shooting rampages in Santa Monica and at Los Angeles International Airport, another San Bernardino deputy who saved an adult and four children from a fire and a Shasta County cop who rescued a fellow diver during a 2013 operation at Lake Shasta.

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