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14 Wash. officers receive state's Medal of Honor

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Four officers who were shot and killed by a gunman last November have been given the state's Law Enforcement Medal of Honor at a ceremony honoring more than a dozen officers.

Friday's ceremony was at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the Capitol campus. In all, 14 officers received the state's highest honor for law enforcement, including the Seattle police officer who shot and killed Maurice Clemmons after a two-day manhunt.

In addition to the four Lakewood officers who were gunned down at a coffee shop Nov. 29, three other police officers who were killed in the line of duty last year received medals posthumously, including Seattle police officer Timothy Brenton. Brenton's partner, Britt Sweeney, received a medal for her serious injury.

 

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