Gulfport S.W.A.T Team receives Medal of Valor

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The Gulfport Police Department is sharing big news! Members of the department’s S.W.A.T. Team were honored with the Medal of Valor award.

The Medal of Valor is the highest national honor for valor that can be awarded to a public safety officer.

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According to the Bureau of Justice, the medal is given to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage regardless of personal safety in the attempt to save or protect human life.

As part of the announcement, they recognized the men and women of the department and the role they play in keeping the community safe.